Explore What's Under the Waves

No California itinerary is complete without a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Build the essential Central Coast experience of our magnificent, ocean conservation-focused Aquarium into your client's fly-drive itinerary or escorted group tour.


We offer special admission rates to qualified tour operators looking to provide the best destination knowledge and service to their clients.


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Open Sea at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Explore all the engaging animals and stunning exhibits that showcase the biologically diverse marine environment of the Monterey Bay—and beyond.

Your Admission Includes


Daily Programs

Learn more about our fantastic animals by attending daily feeding programs or auditorium shows, and by speaking with our knowledgeable volunteers.

The Aquarium Restaurant and Cafe

Guests can recharge during their visit at our Cafe and Coffee Bar, or enjoy sustainably delicious cuisine at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant. Both eateries offer expansive views overlooking Monterey Bay.


Gift Shops

Shoppers will love the thoughtful mementos, such as handmade art pieces, eco-friendly logo wear and plush sea animals, at the Aquarium's onsite gift shops.




Customize the Experience


Go Behind the Scenes

When you add a tour to your booking, our expert guides will lead your group through the Aquarium to explore our most popular exhibits and peek into exclusive areas behind the scenes. Choose from a variety of offerings to find the right tour for your clients.

Additional Services

Enhance your group’s Aquarium experience with prepaid lunch vouchers or interpretation services. Another group favorite is our custom group sleepover experience. Let us know if you're interested in adding additional services to your booking.



Admission revenue supports our mission as a nonprofit organization to inspire conservation of the ocean. Thank you!


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