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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940-1085
+1 831-648-4800
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USD 49.95*
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission
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USD 99.00*
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Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium
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USD 680.00*
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Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It's home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940-1085
+1 831-648-4800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our party of 3 visited on a Saturday in November. We loved the aquarium and it’s exhibits, but it was really crowded with young children on the weekend afternoon. I’d recommend a weekday visit for adults.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed yesterday

Our children (14 & 11) loved it here, staff friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. Plenty to see, great facilities. Kids enjoyed touching the stingrays, starfish etc

Thank andreamckenna
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been members ever since our second visit. We were hooked from the very first visit! So many cool things to do and see for all ages. You will truly be inspired by all the amazing animals here. You will think twice on recycling...More

Thank Pkay1976
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located in a small city Monterey, its the main attraction inside the city. Its good to pass to few hours inside. Its not through the sea, just a big aquarium.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Monterrey's main attraction. Not to be missed. Very well organised and staffed. Wonderful experience. Directly on the water with great views of the bay and ocean. Lots of outside space. Proximity with ocean outside gives great context to the exhibits within and is pretty unique...More

Thank BigSur707
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely one of best places for kids very young or old in California. We took our young son for birthday and it was great. They gave him a button that said it was his birthday! The nursing room upstairs is well done, and the kids...More

Thank micheb3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium with friends. We were in Monterey on a cruise vacation. We enjoyed our visit. The aquarium is designed well and is very clean. There are many great exhibits and lots of sea creatures to view....More

Thank jmacch
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The exhibits are beautiful, educational, and fun!!! The staff are very knowledgeable and the presentations incredible!!! Thank you and I would encourage everyone to visit.

Thank staceyjk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My toddlers really enjoyed their visit. I loved that the aquarium catered to all ages. They had a play area for my 9-month old to explore and also right across the way a spot for my little ones to play! There was so much to...More

Thank Reyna V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit, the first time was over 20 years ago shortly after it was open to the public. We were pleased to see all the new exhibits and the enhanced visitors experience. The price of admission was quite high but it was...More

Thank FunOnly
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Nadav S | Reviewed this property |
The Shark tour is nice but I would not say that this is the main attraction
14 August 2017|
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Response from MzScorpio1978 | Reviewed this property |
I used AAA. Here are the prices if you have a membership. Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium AAA Member Pricing: Adult Member price $44.95 ($5.00 off), Child (ages 3-12) $26.95 ($3.00 off), Students/Seniors $35.95... More
Dana S
14 August 2017|
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Response from MontereyBayAquarium | Property representative |
It really depends. Some people spend hours and hours here soaking in all the exhibits and talking with volunteers. Others are in and out like they are late for an appointment. It is probably wise to give yourself about 2... More