Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays 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 a variety of musical performances on Saturdays and Sundays.

In addition, enjoy sustainable bites in our Cafe, including brick-oven pizzas, fresh-tossed salads and desserts. All of our dishes feature the freshest, local ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the Central Valley.


July 2–Sept. 4

(Saturdays and Sundays)

Extended hours, food, music and more!

Included with Aquarium admission
Please note that not all exhibits are available for viewing during these extended hours.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Tidepool Deck
Jazz at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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

The free MST Trolley is a great way to get to the Aquarium and avoid parking and congestion, all while being environmentally friendly—the wirelessly-charged electric trolley is pollution free! It operates from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and on certain holidays, and stops at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey. Look for the green MST Trolley signs to board along the route!
Find trolley details on the City of Monterey's website