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

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Meeting Facility
  • 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  

Cooking for Solutions

05/15/2015 - 05/17/2015
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium
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The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Events include the signature gala celebration, as well as food and wine adventures, cooking demonstrations and a seafood challenge. Cooking for Solutions supports the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, ... more

Sea Otter Awareness Week-Sept. 21st-Sept. 27th

09/21/2014 - 09/27/2014
All day events
886 Cannery Row
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
Location: Multiple locations
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Come and join the fun all over town during this years “Sea Otter Awareness Week!” Free events will be hosted throughout the week that are fun and educational for the whole family! All are welcome to join the celebration as we spread awareness of the important roles that sea otters play in our environment! Loc... more

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