Our red, white and blue blubber jellies honor your service this #MemorialDay! Learn more about these colorful jellies (David Schultz Photography)

Our red, white and blue blubber jellies honor your service this #MemorialDay!

Learn more about these colorful jellies

(David Schultz Photography)

Only two days left in our Cooking for Solutions online auction! Place your bid now for once-in-a-lifetime adventures like a Galápagos voyage with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic aboard National Geographic Endeavour. Snorkel, kayak, hike and encounter incredible animals and landscapes!

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Amazing flower hat jellies are back on exhibit in The Jellies Experience! This rare jelly has brilliant tentacles trailing from a translucent, pinstriped bell. It also has tentacles around the rim of its bell that it can quickly coil and uncoil.

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Join us June 14 for a special 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Ocean! This intimate evening honors musician and ocean advocate Jack Johnson, who will receive the inaugural Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award. Learn more and buy tickets

Join us June 14 for a special 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Ocean! This intimate evening honors musician and ocean advocate Jack Johnson, who will receive the inaugural Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award.

Learn more and buy tickets

Happy #WorldTurtleDay! Did you know that we care for and exhibit endangered loggerhead and green sea turtles?

Try to spot our large green sea turtles on our live Open Sea cam 

Missing Monterey Bay? Longer summer hours begin this Memorial Day Weekend: 9:30 am-6 pm (9 am opening for members on weekends). (Jim Perdue photo)Plan your visit

Missing Monterey Bay? Longer summer hours begin this Memorial Day Weekend: 9:30 am-6 pm (9 am opening for members on weekends). (Jim Perdue photo)

Plan your visit

How are you celebrating World Oceans Day? Pack up your ocean-themed pajamas and join us for a sleepover next to your favorite fishes! Signup now

How are you celebrating World Oceans Day? Pack up your ocean-themed pajamas and join us for a sleepover next to your favorite fishes!

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This #ThrowbackThursday, can you guess what we were building here? Hint: it’s not a boat or a blimp…it’s an exhibit! We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Help us create incredible exhibits for another 30 years! Learn more

This #ThrowbackThursday, can you guess what we were building here? Hint: it’s not a boat or a blimp…it’s an exhibit! We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Help us create incredible exhibits for another 30 years! 

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Now there’s one way to handle the summer heat! Show your love of whales and support ocean conservation at the same time with a Whale Tail license plate—funds help support ocean education, beach cleanups and habitat restoration! Learn more (Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises) 

Now there’s one way to handle the summer heat! Show your love of whales and support ocean conservation at the same time with a Whale Tail license plate—funds help support ocean education, beach cleanups and habitat restoration! 

Learn more 

(Giancarlo Thomae/Sanctuary Cruises) 

Planning your visit to the Aquarium? Now you can preview our beautiful exhibits and expansive galleries in Google Maps Street View!

We’re the first aquarium on the iconic site with both interior and exterior images. We join other prominent natural wonders, architectural landmarks and museums around the world featured in Street View. Other notable collections include the White House, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, the Gálapagos Islands, the Art Institute of Chicago and the San Diego Zoo.

As with the other collections, our beautiful galleries appear in 360-degree splendor. While exploring the virtual Aquarium, see if you can spot a diver in the signature Kelp Forest exhibit, and peek at shorebirds in the Aviary, marvel at a swirl of thousands of sardines in the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit, see waves crashing off decks overlooking Monterey Bay, and more.

Google Maps’ Street View team mapped the Aquarium in May 2013, using the Google Trolley to map the inside, and the Google Trekker outside.


Start your virtual tour inside our galleries! (Toggle between floors using the “elevator” numbered boxes on right.)

Check out the views from our back deck

About me

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
(831) 648-4800.