Today's Hours

Members: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
General Public: 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Membership Office

Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
Tel: 800.840.4880
Fax: 831.644.7554
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Benefits for all levels include:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year
  • Express entry through our Member Entrance
  • Special evening and early morning hours
  • 10 percent discount in our Gift & Bookstore
  • Discounts on tours, sleepovers and special events
  • Previews of special exhibitions
  • Exclusive email announcements
  • Free subscription to our member magazine, Shorelines


Ocean Advocate $300
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21) and 2 transferable guest cards*

Family $250
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21)

Individual $95
One designated adult

Student $75
One designated college student (with valid ID)

Senior $75
One designated adult (age 65+)

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*Guest cards are intended for use by family and friends. They may not be re-sold on third-party websites or used with vacation rentals and businesses. The misuse of guest cards will result in the loss of this benefit.

Membership fees are considered donations and therefore non-refundable.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 94-2487469). Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You'll receive an acknowledgment stating the value of any tangible benefits received.

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Join Us for Our Next Member Event

Star Trek filming at the Aquarium

March Member Night: Silver Screens & Red Carpets

March 24 (Sat.)

7–9 p.m.

Join us for a night of inspiration and red carpets as we celebrate the roll the Aquarium has played in popular movies and television series! Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Learn more

Member Events

Dr. Mike Murray examines a young loggerhead sea turtle prior to its release into the wild

Strengthening the Heart of Our Animal Care

With your help, we can provide the best possible veterinary care to ocean animals at the Aquarium and in the wild. Support our new Animal Care Center.

Donate today

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