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Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

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Discover the remarkable marine life in Monterey's bay without getting wet, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dedicated to innovative exhibits, cutting edge marine research and ocean conservation leadership, the Monterey Bay Aquarium sets the standard for excellence around the world because of its immersive exhibits and ability to present marine life on a truly grand scale. The former sardine cannery is now a top attraction on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, showcasing over 35,000 sea creatures representing over 550 marine species. Must-see exhibits include the three-story Kelp Forest, million-gallon Open Sea and Splash Zone family gallery. The aquarium is one of the best places to view Monterey’s favorite mascot, the sea otter. Guests can watch these playful critters in a two-story exhibit while they interact with each other and their respective audience – and watch sea otters and other passing wildlife, including whales, seals and sea lions off the aquarium’s ocean-view decks. The aquarium also offers a multitude of behind-the-scenes tours, daily programs, feedings and other special events throughout the year. For tickets and discounts visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s official site. Relax in the beautiful Monterey Bay Aquarium restaurant with spectacular ocean views. It's the perfect spot to sip a glass of wine and savor inspired seasonal dishes with selections such as Pacific Rockfish Tacos and Smoked Pork Loin. Please note seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin is an award-winning champion of local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine, an approach he’s embraced as a chef in the Caribbean, China, the West Indies and Africa, as well as across the United States. He's acquired a well-rounded palate, mixing tastes discovered during his global travels with modern American cuisine deeply rooted in farm-to-table principles.

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Meeting Rooms
Meeting Space
  • Largest Room 240
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1
  • Audio/Visual Services On-Site true
  • Complete Buyout true
  • Catering Managers Available true
  • Catering Services Available true
  • Event Managers available true
  • Inside Reception Capacity 2500
  • On-site Banquet Facilities true
The Entire Aquarium
  • Reception Capacity: 2500
The Restaurant
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
The Ocean's Edge Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 1500
The Open Sea Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 350