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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Type of Attraction
Theme Parks, Zoos, Aquaria, Museums
Neighborhood
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
Science, Photography
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Price: $20-$30
You may purchase advance tickets by phone (+1 831 648 4937) or at the Advance Ticket office across from the aquarium. Visit the aquarium's website to purchase tickets online.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

More than an Aquarium


Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831 648 4800

Description

With a mission of inspiring the ecological protection of the oceans, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is far more than a museum of the aquatic. It is a pageant of all things oceanic, from cuddly penguins to slithery eels. With over 200 award-winning galleries and exhibits, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has appeared in several films and TV shows, including Star Trek and National Geographic. With 30-foot-tall glass aquariums, check out its unbelievable kelp forests, sea monsters, and playful otters as you visit other animal populations who call the Bay Area their home.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-6pm daily, varying by season - check website for current hours
Notes: The aquarium is closed for Christmas.
Visit Time: Half day(4hr)-Full day(8hr)
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Price: $20-$30
Price Notes: You may purchase advance tickets by phone (+1 831 648 4937) or at the Advance Ticket office across from the aquarium. Visit the aquarium's website to purchase tickets online.
Payment Types: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, DISCOVER

Exposure

Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: The free parking spaces around the aquarium fill up quickly, but there is street metered parking. The Cannery Row Parking Garage is three blocks away on Wave St, between Hoffman Ave and Prescott Ave. See parking section of the aquarium's website for more


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