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New Year's Eve Sleepover

Join us to ring in the new year! You'll celebrate the countdown to 2020 with a sparkling cider toast. You can take a silly snapshot in our photo booth, enjoy a make-your-own taco dinner, satisfy your sweet tooth at our sundae bar and show off your best moves at our pajama dance party! Beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine and kid-friendly drinks. In the morning, wake up with the fishes as our first guests on New Year's Day. Enjoy a breakfast in our Cafe, and then join our naturalists in watching wildlife from the Great Tide Pool deck to welcome 2020.

This event is now sold out.


5 to adult


Tuesday, December 31, 2019


7 p.m. Tuesday through 8:30 a.m. Wednesday

Book Your Sleepover

Choose Your Space

Where do you want to sleep? When you book, you'll pick between four options, each with a different nighttime atmosphere. When you check in, you’ll receive a wristband that designates your chosen area. View map of sleeping areas (PDF)


New Year's Eve Sleepover

$165 per person, general public
$135 per person, Aquarium members

Add a Sleepover T-shirt

$24 per person, general public
$20 per person, Aquarium members

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sleepover T-shirt

Commemorate your sleepover with an Aquarium Sleepover t-shirt! Children's sizes XS–L and adult sizes S–XXL available; select sizes are limited. Additional Aquarium Sleepover t-shirts can be purchased at the Aquarium Store for $26.

Tips for Your Sleepover

What to Pack

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

See Sleepover Planning Guide 

New Year's Eve Sleepover Includes

Sparkling cider toast
Sparkling cider toast
Cash bar
Cash bar
Sundae bar
Sundae bar
Special activities
Late night movie
Disco ball
Pajama dance party with DJ
Sleep under the seastars
Sleep under the sea stars
Hot breakfast
Next day at the Aquarium
Next day at the Aquarium

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. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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 (not by email).