Today's Hours

Members: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
General Public: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Membership Office

Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Mon.–Fri. (except holidays)
Tel: 800.840.4880
Fax: 831.644.7554
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Benefits for all levels include:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year
  • Express entry through our Member Entrance
  • Special evening and early morning hours
  • 10 percent discount in our Gift & Bookstore
  • Discounts on tours, sleepovers and special events
  • Previews of special exhibitions
  • Exclusive email announcements
  • Free subscription to our member magazine, Shorelines

Membership

Ocean Advocate $300
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21) and 2 transferable guest cards*

Family $250
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21)

Individual $95
One designated adult

Student $75
One designated college student (with valid ID)

Senior $75
One designated adult (age 65+)

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*Guest cards are intended for use by family and friends. They may not be re-sold on third-party websites or used with vacation rentals and businesses. The misuse of guest cards will result in the loss of this benefit.

Membership fees are considered donations and therefore non-refundable.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 94-2487469). Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You'll receive an acknowledgment stating the value of any tangible benefits received.

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Join Us for Our Next Member Event

Halloween Dance Party at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Members' Halloween Dance Party

Saturday, October 26

7–10 p.m.

Join skeletons and sea stars, black cats and bat rays for an evening of trick-or-treating, dancing and ghoulishly good times! Children under three admitted free. Tickets are limited, and must be purchased online in advance. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Member Events

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Act Now for Sea Otters and a Healthy California Coast

Our Sea Otter Program is unique, and having a real impact on their survival — and the resiliency of the coastal waters they call home. We’re at a critical moment in time for sea otter recovery and ready to take bold action, but we can’t do it without you. Please make your gift today.

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