Monterey Bay Aquarium

Reserve Your Tickets Online

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is open! Here's what you can expect during your visit:

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance on the Monterey Bay Aquarium website, as there will be no in-person ticket sales. 

  • Reservations may be made on your mobile device, but to ensure a spot is available, please plan ahead and purchase tickets in advance.

  • Masks are encouraged but not required while inside the aquarium.

Discover Life Under the Monterey Bay

Dedicated to marine research and conservation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is known throughout the world for its interactive exhibits and ability to present marine life on a truly grand scale.

Mopnterey Bay Aquarium deck facing the Monterey Bay. Great tide pool in the foreground.

The former sardine cannery is now a top attraction on Monterey’s Cannery Row with over 35,000 creatures representing over 550 sea life and marine species. Special exhibits include the Kelp Forest, the Open Sea Gallery 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.

For more information, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s official site.

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