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Adventures at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Discover a world of underwater adventure two blocks from the Wave Street Inn. Located on Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to the world's oceans and fascinating marine life. See the playful sea otters, jellies, sharks and a giant octopus. Ocean-view decks offer views of sea otters, rays, and humpback whales on Monterey Bay.

Before You Go

  • Prices
    • Adult: $49.95; Child (Ages 3-12): $29.95; Children under 3: free; Student: $39.95; Senior (Ages 65): $39.95
  • Hours
    • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Events
    • Guided Tours
    • Romantic Tours
    • Sleepovers at the Aquarium
  • Activities
    • Marine Life Exhibits
    • Animal Encounters
    • Tours
    • Observation Decks
    • Waterfront Dining
    • Gift Shop

Travel Tips

Do I have to wear a face covering during my visit?
In compliance with California state requirements and county public health guidelines, all staff and volunteers, and guests — ages three and older — are required to wear face coverings inside the Aquarium, unless doing so poses a health risk because of an underlying condition. Children two years of age or younger are not required to wear a face covering.
Where is parking at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers two parking areas - Cannery Row Parking Garage on 601 Foam St. between Hoffman Ave and Prescott Ave. and the Cannery Row Parking Lot on 160 Irving Ave. between Foam St. and Wave St. Visitors can also find metered street parking on the surrounding streets but they can be limited.
Are there tours of the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Monterey Bay Aquarium offers several exciting tours. Go behind the scenes of jaw-dropping exhibits with expert guides giving you the scoop on animals, fish, and their habitats. Join shark tours, feeding tours, family tours, personal guided tours, and even romance tours. Tour range from 30 minutes to 2 hours so plan ahead.

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