Insider's Tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Ever wonder what a jelly feels like? You'll experience it firsthand on this fun exploration of our Open Sea wing, home to our largest exhibit and special exhibitions. Our passionate guides highlight their favorite spots—plus give you a few sneak peeks behind the scenes—while sharing insider stories about beloved species we're working to protect. With groups capped at just eight guests, this smaller tour offers some flexibility to follow your fascination, so be sure to bring your questions!

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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 tours 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 email).


Call the Sales & Reservation Center or email us.