Need a reason to visit during the holidays? Our summer deck shows are back, three times daily through Sunday! We also have extended hours: Dec. 26-31: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Jan. 1: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (9 a.m. opening for members).

Plan your visit

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

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