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

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

10/03/2015 - 10/04/2015
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

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's Cooking for Solutions family-fun event. Meet celebrity chefs, fill up on free tastings and cooking demonstrations, all connecting what we eat with the health of the soil, water and ocean. Party the night away in our late night dance club or join our culinary experts for Talks... more

Featured Events

May
1
2015

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 1-May. 3
This new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series…more
May
1
2015

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 1-May. 3
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more
May
2
2015

The Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival

May. 2-May. 3
Held in the heart of Old Monterey, this inaugural "Language Capital of the…more
May
2
2015

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 2
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more
May
10
2015

Mother's Day Brunches in Monterey County

May. 10
Score some points with Mom this Mother's Day and treat her to a fabulous brunch in…more
May
14
2015

Carmel Art Festival

May. 14-May. 17
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more
May
14
2015

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 14-May. 17
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more
May
15
2015

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 15-May. 16
Featuring hundreds of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods,…more
May
22
2015

California Roots Music & Arts Festival

May. 22-May. 24
The 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival is a three-day event packed…more
May
23
2015

MayFest Monterey Bay

May. 23-May. 25
This FREE admission 3 DAY FESTIVAL created for the community at large will occur…more
May
30
2015

Artichoke Festival

May. 30-May. 31
In 2015 the Castroville Artichoke Festival will celebrate it's 56th year at the…more
Jun
6
2015

Monterey Wine Festival

Jun. 6-Jun. 7
With hundreds of wines offered for tasting, wine lovers will lfind an embarrassment…more
Jun
6
2015

Spartan Race

Jun. 6
Spartan RaceTM, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by…more
Jun
13
2015

Monterey Beer Festival

Jun. 13
The Monterey Beer Festival is celebrating its 14th year. Breweries from across…more
Jun
20
2015

Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration

Jun. 20
The Art & Wine Celebration will showcase over 50 artists, local wines and…more
Jun
27
2015

Monterey BaconFest

Jun. 27-Jun. 28
It's bacon! The inaugural Monterey BaconFest showcases all things bacon on June…more
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