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Visit the Beauty of Marine Life in Monterey Bay Aquarium near Cannery Row

The famous Monterey Aquarium offers visitors a unique opportunity to view spectacular marine life including seahorses, albacore tuna, octopus, sunfish, great white sharks, marine birds, jellyfish, live otters, and more. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ocean world at this incredible aquarium, located a short drive from our hotel in Monterey Bay. Kids can learn from hands-on workshops and families can enjoy lunch or dinner at the cafeteria or restaurant. Visit the permanent exhibits: Kelp Forest, Giant Pacific Octopus, Life on the Bay, Open Sea, Sea Otters, Rocky Shore, Splash Zone and Penguins. Watch animal feedings and shows, and sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour. You'll also find touch tanks, family zones, and programs about conservation.



  • Prices: $49.95 - adults | $39.95 - seniors (ages 65+) & students | $29.95 - children (ages 3-12) | free - for children under 3
  • Hours: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM 


  • Halloween Dinner
  • Otter Days
  • Evenings by the Bay


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Kelp Forest
  • Live Shows & Feedings
  • Rocky Shore
  • Educational Programs
  • Splash Zone and Penguins
  • Family Activities
  • Mission to the Deep
  • Tours
  • Open Sea


A You’ll see an amazing variety of sea life at this world-class aquarium’s underwater window to Monterey Bay. Popular animals include the sea otters, Giant Pacific Octopus, jellyfish, penguins, sharks, tuna, and sardines. Watch mind-blowing animal feeding sessions. Stay near the touch tanks to feel the vibrancy of marine life first-hand.
A Yes! Monterey Bay Aquarium has many bizarre and unique exhibits that is sure to poke your curiosity. Head to the Rocky Shore and Kelp Forest exhibits to explore the creatures of the deep, like rays, barnacles, sea stars, abalones, sea urchins, and kelp crabs. Always be gentle with these creatures to experience their unique way of life.

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