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'80s Sleepover Party

The Monterey Bay Aquarium opened 35 years ago this fall. To celebrate that era, join us for a child-free 1980s-themed sleepover party and go back to where it all began with bodacious food, drinks, activities and fun!

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Seaweed): An '80s Sleepover Party

We've got everything you could want in this fun-filled evening! First, fill up your plate with a build-your-own taco dinner and grab a drink from our beer and wine bar. Next, travel back in time and groove to your favorite '80s jams and refuel at our ice cream sundae bar.

Dive into a full lineup of fun activities, hear insider stories from long-time staff members and experience hilarious improv. Then, dream below sardines or slumber near sea nettles — and start your next day with an ocean view, good company and a continental breakfast.


21+ only


Saturday, September 14, 2019
7 p.m. Saturday through 8:30 a.m. Sunday


$175 per person, general public
$150 per person, Aquarium members

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Each party must review, print and bring a signed behavior contract to participate.

'80s Sleepover Party Includes

Build–your–own taco dinner
Wine glass
Drink ticket
Record player
'80s dance party
Photo booth
Photo booth
Games and surprises
Speech bubble with smile
Insider stories from long-time staff
Sundae bar
Sundae bar
Improv comedy
Improv comedy
Late night movie
Late night movie
Sleep under the seastars
Sleep under the sea stars
Continental breakfast
Next day at the Aquarium
Next day at the Aquarium

Tips for Your Sleepover

What to Pack

Sleeping bag
Sleeping bag & pillow
Mattress pad
Mattress pad
Personal care items
Personal care items

See our Sleepover Planning Guide

Fee Information

Purchase of Aquarium admission is not required to participate in a sleepover. Your ticket will allow you to check-in for your sleepover and allow you admission into the Aquarium for the day following the sleepover. If you wish to visit the Aquarium prior to the sleepover, you'll need to purchase Aquarium admission.

Questions or Reserve by Phone

For more information or to make a reservation by phone, please call our Sales & Reservation Center at 831.647.6886 or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at 866.963.9645, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). You can also email us with questions.


We require at least five days' notice in order to offer a refund. Reservations and cancelations are processed by phone or in person (not by email).