Monterey Bay Aquarium

Local nameMonterey Bay Aquarium
LocationMonterey, California, USA

Monterey Bay Aquarium is a nonprofit public aquarium in Monterey, California. Known for its regional focus on the marine habitats of Monterey Bay, it was the first to exhibit a living kelp forest when it opened in October 1984. Its biologists have pioneered the animal husbandry of jellyfish and it was the first to successfully care for and display a great white shark. The organization's research and conservation efforts also focus on sea otters, various birds, and tunas. Seafood Watch, a sustainable seafood advisory list published by the aquarium beginning in 1999, has influenced the discussion surrounding sustainable seafood.

Early proposals to build a public aquarium in Monterey County were not successful until a group of four marine biologists affiliated with Stanford University revisited the concept in the late-1970s.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission from 50 USD

Opening hours

Please check the official website for up-to-date opening hours.


Adult: $49.95
Child (3-12): $29.95
Student (13-17 or college ID), Senior (65+): $39.95
Child (under 3): Free

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 831 648 4800

Address 886 Cannery Row, 93940, Monterey, US

Coordinates 36°37'5.222" N -121°54'5.977" E

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