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Monterey, CA 571 Wave St, Monterey, California 93940
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Dive into adventure at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Discover a world of underwater adventure just two blocks from the Wave Street Inn. Get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating marine life, coral reefs and exotic birds. Ocean-view decks offer insider views of sea otters and humpback whales on the bay. Learn how to spot different types of rays. Take a look at the massive Kelp Forest exhibit and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard shark or a wolf-eel. Catch one of the daily live animal shows and make time for a penguin feeding. With a ton of exhibits and activities to choose from, the family will have endless things to explore and discover.


Prices -

 Adult: $49.95;  Child (Ages 3-12): $29.95; Child under 3 is free;  Student (Ages 3-17 or College ID) $39.95; Senior (Ages 65): $39.95

Hours -

 10:00 am to 5:00 pm    


  • Guided Tours
  • Romantic Tours
  • Sleepovers at the Aquarium


  • Exhibits
  • Daily Feedings
  • Observation Decks
  • Waterfront Dining
  • Cafe
  • Gift Shop


  • Where can I park at the aquarium?

    If you're looking for parking at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you can either choose a parking garage or try to look for an available metered parking spot on the surrounding streets (they can be limited at times). The first parking garage is Cannery Row Parking Garage on 601 Foam St. between Hoffman Ave and Prescott Ave. The second parking lot is Cannery Row Parking Lot on 160 Irving Ave. between Foam St. and Wave St.
  • Can I take a tour of the Monterey Bay aquarium?

    Monterey Bay Aquarium offers a variety of tours for all types of interests and ages. Go behind the scenes of jaw-dropping exhibits with expert guides giving you the full scoop on animals, fishes, and their habitats. Have your pick from feeding tours, shark tours, family tours, personal guided tours, and even romance tours. Tour durations range from 30 minutes to 2 hours so get ready to put your explorer's hat on for a tour you won't forget.

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