Join a community of like-minded businesses committed to a world with a healthy ocean. Support our key education and conservation initiatives while enjoying special access to the Aquarium’s world-class visitor experience.

You’ll help us tackle threats like overfishing and ocean plastic pollution, make possible the research needed to restore coastal ecosystems and save iconic animals like sea otters. You’ll also help inspire a new wave of ocean leaders through field trips and in-depth programs for students, teens and teachers.

The ocean sustains all life on earth — help us protect its future, and ours.

Exclusive Benefits for All Business Memberships

  • Eligibility to participate in corporate volunteer opportunities (up to 48 people annually per company)
  • Informational tabling by Aquarium staff at corporate site
  • Special offer on family memberships for your employees
  • Recognition on the Aquarium website, in our member magazine and on our annual donor plaque in the Aquarium
  • Invitations to select donor events
  • Certificate of appreciation

Join or Renew Your Business Membership

You can join or renew your business membership online, or by calling 831.648.4880.

Business Membership Levels and Additional Benefits

You'll receive all exclusive benefits listed plus:


Sea otter Kit on Exhibit

Business Leader

($25,000 and above)

  • 100 complimentary one-day admission tickets
  • 6 complimentary family memberships
  • Access to our Corporate Ticket program for special rates on additional tickets
  • 10 percent discount on evening admission for corporate events
  • Tour for 12
  • Presentation (“learning lunch”) by Aquarium staff
Moon jelly

Business Benefactor

($10,000 to $24,999)

  • 80 complimentary one-day admission tickets
  • 4 complimentary family memberships
  • Access to our Corporate Ticket program for special rates on additional tickets
  • 10 percent discount on evening admission for corporate events
  • Tour for 12
  • Presentation (“learning lunch”) by Aquarium staff

Business Steward

($5,000 to $9,999)

  • 60 complimentary one-day admission tickets
  • 2 complimentary family memberships
  • Access to our Corporate Ticket program for special rates on additional tickets
  • 10 percent discount on evening admission for corporate events
  • Tour for 12
  • Presentation (“learning lunch”) by Aquarium staff
Pharaoh cuttlefish

Business Patron

($2,500 to $4,999)

  • 40 complimentary one-day admission tickets
  • Presentation (“learning lunch”) by Aquarium staff
Giant Pacific octopus

Business Contributor

($1,000 to $2,499)

  • 15 complimentary one-day admission tickets


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.

Charity Navigator - 4 Star Rating Guidestar Platinum Participant