Central Coast Visitor Information

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey

The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California offers visitors nearly 200 award-winning galleries and exhibits. Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium web site to learn about ocean life, take a virtual tour of the aquarium or plan a visit.

Exhibits include Wild About Otters, The Secret Lives of Seahorses, Giant Octopus, Mission to the Deep, Outer Bay, Rocky Shores, Life on the Bay, Sea Otters, Kelp Forest, Monterey Bay Habitats, Splash Zone, Sandy Shores, and more.

Tickets are approximately $30 for adults and $18 for children 3 thru 12.


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