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Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

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 more than 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.

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.

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  • ADA Compliant:
  • Private Rooms Available:
  • Certified Monterey Bay Area Green Business:
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Facility Info
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

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