Experience the mysterious underwater world of the Monterey Bay Aquarium for your next venue. Transforming from a world-renowned attraction into an intimate setting for unique event experiences, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is perfect for black-tie galas, corporate evening affairs and everything in between.
Hosting an event at the Aquarium delivers an experience as remarkable as the Aquarium itself. Our full-service event planners can design an evening filled with wonder and surprise. Choose from a range of engaging programs, including dive shows, behind-the-scenes exclusives and unique educational opportunities led by expert guides.
Awe-inspiring views overlooking Monterey Bay and amazing animals are just a few things that make our venue unique. Our culinary team brings a creative, inspired and sustainable cooking philosophy to every dish, focusing on fresh, local and in-season ingredients, and working with suppliers who care about ocean conservation.
The Open Sea
Dine near this mysterious and mesmerizing world, where powerful tuna speed by, sardines swirl in silvery schools and sea turtles glide lazily behind the huge window.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant and Cafe
Spectacular wrap-around windows in the Restaurant and Cafe look out on Monterey Bay, home to sea otters, harbor seals and sea lions.
The Ocean's Edge
Sit beneath the swaying fronds of our unique Kelp Forest exhibit for a diver's-eye-view of leopard sharks, wolf eels and swirling sardines.
The Entire Aquarium
Explore all the stunning exhibits and engaging animals we have to offer in one unforgettable evening.