Bat star at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
If you're visiting the Aquarium this weekend, here's what you need to know about tickets, hours and taking the free trolley.

Nov. 10–12, 2017

Holiday Weekend Hours

Members: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
General Public: 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Discount Admission Tickets

We're honoring the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. military personnel by offering free admission over Veterans Day weekend for:
  • veterans
  • active-duty military
  • reservists
  • retirees
You must present a valid military ID. Discount tickets for family members can be purchased in advance at participating bases.

Sunday Morning Road Closures (Nov. 12)

Between 6:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday morning, access to Cannery Row and the Aquarium will be redirected over Highway 68. The Lighthouse Avenue tunnel will be closed at 5:30 a.m. and access via Pacific Street will be closed at 6:15 a.m. for the Monterey Bay Half Marathon. While the Lighthouse Avenue tunnel will reopen at 9 a.m., several streets near the Aquarium, including Cannery Row, will also be closed until approximately 11 a.m. During this time, access to the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail will be limited to half marathon runners, with volunteer guides at the crosswalks allowing access to the Aquarium entrance.Get more road closure details on

Take the Trolley

The MST Trolley is a great travel option on both Saturday and Sunday—but please note that trolley service Sunday begins at 11 a.m. due to the half marathon. The free electric trolley runs every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends in fall and winter, stopping in downtown Monterey and at Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Aquarium. You can hop on and hop off throughout the day, too.Get more trolley details on