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The Inn at 1252 Monterey 1252 Munras Ave, Monterey, California 93940
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Monterey Bay Aquarium at California

Monterey Bay Aquarium at Cannery Row

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ocean world at this incredible aquarium, located a short drive from our hotel in Monterey Bay.  Popular for children, teens, and adults, permanent exhibits include Kelp Forest, Giant Pacific Octopus, Life on the Bay, Open Sea, Sea Otters, Rocky Shore, Splash Zone and Penguins. Watch animal feedings and shows, and sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour. You'll also find touch tanks, family activities, and programs about conservation.


Hours -

9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Prices -

$49.95 adults, $39.95 seniors ages 65+ & students, $29.95 children ages 3-12, free for children under 3


  • Halloween Dinner
  • Otter Days
  • Evenings by the Bay


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Kelp Forest
  • Live Shows & Feedings
  • Rocky Shore
  • Educational Programs
  • Splash Zone and Penguins
  • Family Activities
  • Mission to the Deep
  • Tours
  • Open Sea


  • 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, and sardines.
  • Are there any hands-on exhibits?

    Yes! Head to the Rocky Shore and Kelp Forest exhibits to explore the creatures that inhabit intertidal zones, like rays, barnacles, sea stars, abalones, sea urchins, and kelp crabs. Always be gentle with these creatures and help small children to do the same.

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