School of fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Get back into the swing of things after winter break by schooling with our fish! Start your night with dinner in the Restaurant or arrive later for fun lessons about all your favorite finned friends!

Jan. 13 (Sat.)

7–9 p.m.

  • Free for members

Join the fish for Back to School Night at the Aquarium. Attend some awesome classes, homework not included! Stop by the Marine Mammal Gallery for music class, where you'll learn the songs of Monterey Bay's resident whales. Get a history lesson as live actors share the story of Cannery Row's fascinating past. And don’t miss our exciting science lab during the Kelp Forest Dive Program.

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Seatings at 6:15 or 6:30 p.m.

Start your evening with dinner at the Restaurant. Your dinner ticket includes a four-course meal and a non-alcoholic beverage. Wine is available for an additional purchase. Advance reservations are required as seating is limited; tickets are non-refundable. Please enter through the Restaurant entrance on Hovden Way (just past the Member Entrance).

$60 per adult
$20 per child (ages 3–12)

Dinner Menu

Adult Menu

  • First Course: Grilled Persimmon and Pear Salad, Bay Blue Cheese, Pomegranate, Hazelnut Granola, Honey Cider Gastrique
  • Second Course: Truffle and Snow Crab Risotto, Corn, Squash
  • Main Course: Short Rib Cassoulet, Merguez Sausage, White Beans
  • Dessert: Port Poached-Pear Tartlet

Child Menu

  • First Course: Crudité
  • Second Course: Mac and Cheese
  • Main Course: Rock Cod Sticks
  • Dessert: Chocolate Mousse

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