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Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission

Monterey, United States
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Discover the fascinating underwater world of one of the United States’ top aquariums with this Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket. With a prime location on California’s Pacific coast, this renowned marine center is home to a wide variety of ocean life, from mesmerizing jellyfish to adorable penguins, plus crowd favorites like sharks and rays. You’ll have all-day access to the many exhibits, where you can observe mysterious octopus, playful sea otters, creepy eels and more.
  • Admission to Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Explore a wide variety of fascinating marine exhibits
  • Get up-close views of sharks, sea otters, penguins, jellyfish, eels, fish and more
  • Admire sweeping views of Monterey Bay from the Aquarium's epic location
  • Learn about Monterey Bay Aquarium’s commitment to conserving the oceans
Your admission ticket provides entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium for the full day, so you can arrive when you wish during opening hours and stay until closing time. You have access to all the exhibits and programs through the day, including penguin and otter feedings and shows like ‘Mysteries of the Deep.’

The variety of marine life that resides at the aquarium ranges from tiny seahorses to a giant Pacific octopus. You’ll be amazed and amused by penguins, sharks, jellyfish, sea bass, sardines and more.

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Beautiful Aquarium on Monterey Bay
, Oct 2019
A great way to spend a day. Beautiful exhibits and well done feeding shows during the day. Beautiful view of the bay with dolphins and other creatures to see in the wild.
Quick Monterey visit
, Oct 2019
Stopped in Monterey as part of a Cruise of the Pacific Coast. The Aquarium was highly recommended by friends and family. It was very interesting and we enjoyed the visit. It was a bit confusing finding your way around, but we think we covered it all. All the employees we encountered were very pleasant and informative.
Wes R
, Sep 2019
Beautiful exhibit includes local history, flora and fauna. Large, open walkways and viewing areas. Food service and gift shops are well done also. Interpretive centers and docents are very helpful.
Great place to view ocean life.
Kelly W
, Aug 2019
My wife and I took our 22 month old son and we had a good time, as did he. He's still a little young yet to get into all that was going on, but he really loves sharks and seemed really amazed by all of the life.
Monterey Bay Aquarium visit with 2 and 4 year old grandkids
, Aug 2019
It is a wonderous place, appealing to all ages. Awe-inspiring for the diversity and beauty of sea life. Stunning exhibits. My favorite was the jellyfish. My grandkids LOVED the hands on area where they could touch sea life (bat rays and crabs) and see the penguins (Happy Feet) and sea turtles. The day after our visit the 4-year-old asked if we could go back later this week!
Dennis D
, Jul 2019
Excellent visit. Well done and most interesting. A must see. All the exhibits were educational and easy to understand. Lots of hands on.
Amazing and lots to see! Jelly fish...
Tomas P
, Mar 2018
Amazing and lots to see! Jelly fish were my favorite
Wonderful aquarium with a wonderful...
Nicole L
, Mar 2018
Wonderful aquarium with a wonderful collection of different sea life. So many that I've never seen in my life! So glad I was able to experience such an awesome aquarium. A must see for sure!
Too many people the exhibits are...
, Mar 2018
Too many people the exhibits are fantastic and well set out but was difficult to linger at some exhibits. Doing fantastic work there though
This was awesome! Having the prepaid...
, Nov 2017
This was awesome! Having the prepaid voucher we bypassed a very long line and got direct admission into the aquarium!

Product code: 6021MBA

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