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What’s In Store This Holiday? Five Great, Green Gift Ideas!

Looking for creative last-minute gift ideas? Our Gift & Bookstore offers gifts crafted from natural, recycled and sustainable materials.

Learn more about our Gift & Bookstore.  Bonus: Aquarium members receive a 10 percent discount.

  1. TOP  These vibrantly colored baskets are woven by African craftspeople using recycled Zulu telephone wire—a beautiful second life. $42.99-$200.
  2. CENTER LEFT Is your IPad looking for a durable, water-and-wear-resistant cover? This one’s made of cork fabric, lined with unbleached cotton, and accented with coconut shell buttons. $68
  3. CENTER RIGHT  Mason jars are in, and each one of ours comes with a Monterey Bay Aquarium engraved glass straw. $24.99.
  4. BOTTOM LEFT Crafted from flattened steel oil drums in Haiti, these beautifully engraved turtles are cut and shaped using hammer and chisel, then decorated using hammer and nail. $29.99-$49.99.
  5. BOTTOM RIGHT These bamboo-body racers are made from the fastest growing plant in the world, and painted with water-based paints. Warning: not suitable for pandas. $7.99

Bonus: Your purchases support our non-profit Aquarium’s education and research initiatives. Happy holidays! 


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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.