Special Offers

Looking for a deal or discount? See if you qualify for any of the special offers through our partners or community programs. It pays to plan in advance, as many of these offers are only available on certain dates or by purchasing through our partners (not at the Main Entrance). We don't offer other coupons or online deals—when you visit the Aquarium, you are supporting our work of saving the ocean for future generations.

Monterey Plaza Hotel


The Aquarium has teamed with reputable hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts to offer exclusive admission tickets valid for two consecutive days. Tickets and packages can only be purchased through the hotels. Stay with a hotel that offers two-day ticket

Juvenile clownfish school


Have a group of 12 or more? We offer special rates for groups who book with at least 48 hours advance notice. Learn more about group rates

Sea otter saluting

Military Discounts

Discounted admission tickets for military members and their families can be purchased at participating military bases. Individual active duty military personnel with ID can also purchase tickets at a lesser discount at the Main Entrance. See participating bases

Monterey Bay Aquarium back deck view

Locals Only

We offer free or discounted admission to local residents during select special events and our Community Open House week. Learn more about programs for locals

School of Pacific sardines in The Open Sea exhibit

Corporate & Credit Union Tickets

Hundreds of companies and credit unions have partnered with us to offer discounted admission tickets to their employees and members. Check our list of participating partners, then contact your human resources or employee/member benefits department to purchase your tickets. See the list of corporate and credit union partners

Family silhouettes in from of the sea nettles

Free to Learn Program

We work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and other social service providers to provide free access for children, families and individuals who might not otherwise be able to afford admission. Learn more

Member Benefits

Members also enjoy benefits including discounts, access to special events and unlimited admission to the Aquarium for a full year!

Learn more about becoming a member