Insider's Tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Get an insider's look at the Aquarium by exploring exhibits with our most seasoned guides. Through their personal stories and insight, you'll uncover new animals and fishes, step behind the scenes to discover the secret lives of jellies, and hear about the Aquarium's groundbreaking research efforts with marine wildlife. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a long-time member, you'll gain a fresh perspective on what makes our Aquarium one of the best and most beloved in the country.

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6 to adult




1 hour


$15 per person plus admission, general public
$12 per person, Aquarium members

Things You Should Know

Space is limited:

We recommend you pre-register for all events.

Reservations by phone:

The Sales & Reservation Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays).
(831) 647-6886 or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada
(866) 963-9645

Reservations in person:

You may register at the Membership and Tours Desk in the main lobby of the Aquarium.

Fee information:

Registration fees do not include Aquarium admission. You must also purchase admission tickets to the Aquarium for all Adventures that take place inside the Aquarium.
All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


We require at least 72 hours' notice in order to offer a refund. Reservations and cancellations are processed by phone or in person (not by e-mail).


Call the Sales & Reservation Center or e-mail Aquarium Adventures.