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Skip the Line: Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission Ticket

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Monterey, United States
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Overview

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. Enjoy 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
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Departure Point

Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1085

Departure Time

9:30 AM
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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Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • OPERATED BY Monterey Bay Aquarium
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Buying tickets in advance is a nice option as there was a fairly long line waiting to buy them at the main entrance." See review

Reviews

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320 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Everything was amazing!
Michelle_R
, Mar 2020
First time there! I just loved the jellyfish seen! My children enjoyed their time! The line wasn’t very long! Staff was very nice and helpful! Thank you
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star-3
Viator? Who??
Paul_D
, Mar 2020
App worked well. Lower rating due to confusion between "Viator" emails and charges that I would expect to be coming from "Monterey Bay Aquarium". It was not clear on the emails, and also not clear on my credit statement. It shows as a charge from London?? The aquarium should be better represented in communications and charges.
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star-5
Fantastic experience
Ralph_H
, Mar 2020
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a fantastic place to visit. The layout and quality of the presentation is remarkable. So much to see for adults and for kids it’s got a lot of hands on exhibits. Buying tickets in advance is a nice option as there was a fairly long line waiting to buy them at the main entrance. The decks on the bay are a nice feature that really adds a great feel to the place.
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Skip the Line but Get ALL the STRESS
Angele_C
, Feb 2020
Not as straight forward as one would hope! We purchased tickets through Viator a few mins before arriving at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on President’s Day. We had our 2 year old daughter with us, and knowing it would be a busy day there, we hoped we would be able to bypass a bit of the wait outside given standing still is not really an option with a toddler. Unfortunately, this plan blew up in our faces and the experience made things even more stressful, time consuming and distracting. The website didn’t sell me tickets for the same day, it sold me tickets for the next day, which were by that time non-refundable. No big deal, I thought I’d just give them a call to rectify and switch days. Well, two customer service reps and 20 mins on hold later, I was told I couldn’t switch days without getting approval from the “tour operator”, which they couldn’t get in touch with, and that they wouldn’t refund my money. They kept saying they’d send an email to the operator and I’d have to wait for a response because the “tour” had already started - despite my multiple pleads that I was OUTSIDE of the Aquarium and it wasn’t a tour, it was an entry ticket! Neither person I spoke to had a clue what was going on. So, my husband and I bit the bullet, stood in the “Advanced Tickets” line with an impatient squirming toddler (which by the way was the same length as the “Buy Tickets” line!!) and prayed we’d be able to speak to someone competent that could help us just get inside the Aquarium THEN. After all of that, the stupid tickets scanned without even an alert that they were for the wrong day and we had zero issues getting in. Moral of the story. Don’t use this company. Or any third party for that matter. Go direct to the source to guarantee you have direct access to consultation and someone who actually know what they’re selling.
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star-5
Good
Cindy
, Feb 2020
Good. Could do it on my phone in the hotel room. Convenient. Worst part is getting bugged about doing this survey.
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star-5
Easy peasy
ae482019
, Oct 2019
Bought 3 tickets for the Monterey aquarium. I could print out or use phone with bar codes. Perfect and very helpful.
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star-5
Great day! A must see!
bonnierosarito j
, Oct 2019
Thais was an amazing day at the Aquarium. The show were so well done and worth it going to each one! Also the live feedings were really great!
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star-5
An escape from the hustle and bustle
Leslie L
, Oct 2019
If you have a busy life this place allows you to step back and enjoy the treasures under the ocean and take a break from lifestyle chaos. Beautiful and clean and staff was great.
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star-4
Beautiful Aquarium on Monterey Bay
Sarah_C
, 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.
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star-5
Quick Monterey visit
Karen_Z
, 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.
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Product code: 6021MBA

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