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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Reserve Your Tickets Online

Monterey Bay Aquarium has officially reopened. Advanced reservations are now required, so be sure to plan ahead and Book Your Reservation >

Monterey Bay Aquarium has made some important changes to ensure the health and safety of all guests.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Tickets will not be available at the Main Entrance. Both members and the general public are required to reserve tickets online for a specific entry date and time in advance.
  • All guests ages three and older must wear a face covering.
  • To keep everyone spaced out, you’ll follow a one-way path through the Aquarium.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium is limiting total capacity to help guests keep their distance as well. You will need to stay at least six feet apart from guests in other parties and Aquarium staff at all times.
  • You can enjoy safely-distanced dining in The Cafe and shop in the Aquarium Store onsite and online

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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