How long does it take to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
It takes about three hours to visit and explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium and its amazing marine life exhibits, shows and encounters. You can easily spend the whole day touring the aquarium and seeing more than 80,000 animals from the oceans of the world. Check out the daily schedule, tours and new exhibits before you come.
How to get discount tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium?
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has special offers through their partners or community programs. You can also buy Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets from AAA with a $2 discount for adults and children. The Inn at 1252 Monterey offers the Monterey Bay Aquarium Package with tickets that give you a second day free, a savings of $50 for adults and $30 for kids.
Is there parking at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Located at the west end of Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers three convenient parking lots, as well as metered street parking. The best way to get there from downtown Monterey is by the free trolley, which is a 15-minute walk from our hotel.
What marine life will I see at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
You’ll see an amazing variety of sea life at this world-class aquarium that’s a window to Monterey Bay. Popular animals include the sea otters, Giant Pacific Octopus, jellyfish, penguins, sharks, tuna, jellies and a blue whale.
Are there hands-on exhibits?
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has many interactive exhibits, including penguin and sea otter feedings and multi-media shows. Meet the creatures of the Rocky Shore and Kelp Forest with rays, barnacles, sea stars, abalones, sea urchins, and kelp crabs. Be gentle with these creatures and help small children to do the same.