Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on select weekend dates allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light.

Stroll our galleries with fewer people as you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live musical performances. Plus, enjoy delicious, sustainable food featuring the freshest ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the Central Valley.


Upcoming Evenings by the Bay

  • Event included with Aquarium admission. Locals receive special admission prices after 6 p.m.
  • Food and beverage selections will be available for purchase.
  • Please note that not all exhibits are available for viewing during these extended hours.

July 21 (Fri.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Grill items
Grill items
Live music
Isaac de Vera Quartet
(Jazz)

July 22 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Victory Lane
(Variety)

July 28 (Fri.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Grill items
Grill items
Live music
5x5
(Jazz)

July 29 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
White Album Ensemble
(Pop, Rock)

Aug. 5 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Wild Blue
(Variety)

Aug. 12 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
David Holodiloff Band
(Pop, Rock)

Aug. 19 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Dani Paige Band
(Variety)

Aug. 26 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Joint Chiefs
(Funk, R&B, Soul)

Sept. 2 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
WildCard
(Variety)

Cannery Row Parking Garage

Free Parking for Locals

The Cannery Row Parking Garage located at 601 Foam St. (between Hoffman Ave. and Prescott Ave.) is free for Monterey County residents after 4 p.m. You'll need a current driver's license with a "939" zip code.

Hop Aboard the MST Trolley

Avoid traffic by hitching a free ride to the Aquarium on the MST trolley, which runs every 10 to 15 minutes between the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey. Learn more