Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 648-4800
Fax  (831) 648-7960

Since its opening in 1984 on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission has been to inspire conservation of the oceans. Recently named the #1 Aquarium in the World by the 2014 TripAdvisors Travelers Choice Award, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is known for its innovative exhibits and unsurpassed visitor experience.

With more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits filling 34 major galleries it is a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions. Also named the #1 family-friendly aquarium by Parents Magazine, the aquarium has grown to become one of the leading ocean conservation organizations in the world. Travelers can find more information about the aquarium’s exhibits and the local marine environment, plus live web cams, a special events calendar, special discounts, behind-the-scenes tours and more at www.montereybayaquarium.org.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Meeting Facility
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  • Largest Room: 240
  • Total Sqft.: 1
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  • Inside Reception Capacity: 2,500
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
The Entire Aquarium 0 X 0               0         2500  
Cindy's Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe 0 X 0                   80     100  
The Ocean's Edge Galleries 0 X 0                   250     1500  
The Open Sea Galleries 0 X 0               0     200     350  

Community Open House

12/05/2015 - 12/13/2015
10 am - 5 pm
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
Location: United States
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Free admission for residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Visitors must present a photo ID and proof of residence at the main entrance. Current student identification from colleges and universities in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, and current utility bills showing residence are also va... more

Día del Niño

04/26/2015
10 am - 5 pm
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
Location: United States
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Live Latin performances, bilingual animal feeding shows, a craft room and more are part of our annual celebration of children and families. Join us! Children 12 and under will be admitted free all day. more

Evenings by the Bay – Saturdays & Sundays (July 4 – September 6)

07/04/2015 - 09/06/2015
6-8pm
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
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Spend your summer evenings by the sea and enjoy extended hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights. New this year, our Cooking for Solutions summer time festivities include sustainable food and wine tastings and special programs, all while listening to live music and hanging out with your favorite animals. more

Fiesta del Mar

10/18/2015
10 am - 5 pm
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
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Latin American traditions come alive during this celebration of ocean conservation! With live music, cultural dance, animal feedings presented bilingually and crafts for kids, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Children 12 and under will be admitted free all day. more

Make it Sustainable Celebration (October 3 & 4)

10/03/2015
10 am - 6 pm
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
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#MakeItSustainable all weekend long at our fall Cooking for Solutions event, complete with celebrity book signings, cooking demonstrations and sustainable food tastings from land and sea. The festivities continue throughout the weekend with our ticketed events including a late night dance party and Talks and Tastes or Fo... more

New Year's Eve Seashore Sleepover at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

12/31/2014
7pm
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Ring in the New Year under the sea at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Bring the kiddos for a once in a lifetime sleepover beneath the fish where there will be fun family activities and programs for a night of celebration, including a sundae bar. Wake up with the fishes on New Year's Day, enjoy a continental breakfast, and the... more

World Oceans Day Celebration

06/06/2015
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
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Celebrate our ocean’s health at this spring Cooking for Solutions event. Meet celebrity chefs, fill up on free tastings and cooking demonstrations and join us for our annual Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award ceremony. Party the night away in our late night dance club or join our culinary experts for Talks and Tast... more

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