Today's Hours

Members: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
General Public: 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Membership Office

Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
Tel: (800) 840-4880
Fax: (831) 644-7554
E-mail Membership

Benefits for all levels include:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year
  • Express entry through our Member Entrance
  • Special evening and early morning hours
  • 10 percent discount in our Gift & Bookstore
  • Discounts on Aquarium Adventures programs and special events
  • Previews of special exhibitions
  • Exclusive e-mail announcements
  • Free subscription to our member magazine, Shorelines


Ocean Advocate $300
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21) and 2 transferable guest cards*

Family $250
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21)

Individual $95
One designated adult

Student $75
One designated college student (with valid ID)

Senior $75
One designated adult (age 65+)

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Give a gift membership

*Guest cards are intended for use by family and friends. They may not be sold or used for promotional purposes. Member need not accompany guest.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 94-2487469). Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You'll receive an acknowledgment stating the value of any tangible benefits received.

Join Us for Our Next Member Event

Members' After-Hours Party

Members' After-Hours Party

Saturday, September 9

7–11 p.m.

Attention grown-ups! Don't miss this special members-only party with a DJ, live band, unique photo opportunities and more! The Aquarium will stay open until 11 p.m. so you can boogie down after dark. Beer, wine, cocktails and small bites will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25, must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Buy your tickets online.

Member Events

Center for Ocean Education and Leadership

Support Our Students

Join us in inspiring a new generation of ocean leaders by supporting our new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership.

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