Monterey Aquarium

The Monterey Aquarium is one of the BEST Aquariums in the world. It is an absolute must for anybody visiting Monterey Bay California

Monterey Aquarium in Monterey CA

The Monterey Aquarium is considered to be one of the top aquariums in the world and for good reason. It’s not just a place but an experience. Put it in your "Top 3" things to do while in Monterey.

We’re members and go at least 1-2 times a month with our kids.

We never tire of this amazing place!  It may tire us out because there is so much to see and do, but we never get tired of it!

If you’ve been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium before and think you’ve “been there, done that”, think again! The folks at the aquarium are constantly improving, updating, and very often revamping their exhibits. If you haven’t been in a couple of years, you’ll be surprised at how different and new it is today!

The Monterey Aquarium is one of the best Aquariums in the World for a reason!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets

Tickets are not cheap, pure and simple and they seem to go up and up every year.

Our family membership has nearly doubled in 4 years. But for the price and what you get for it, it is totally worth it.

Especially if you’re bringing the kids.

Be prepared to throw down $30 per adult and $18 per child. That’s no chicken scratch but consider:

The Monterey Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the WORLD! The Monterey Bay Aquarium is non-profit. Your ticket money is going towards research and a tremendous conservation/education effort.

The Window to the Bay at the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey CA is just Magic!

But even given all of these compelling reasons, the price is just simply not cheap and bordering on even being un-affordable :(

But don’t let this discourage you as you don’t have to pay full ticket price.

You may even be able to get a serious Monterey Bay Aquarium Discount or even completely FREE ones!

There are a number of ways of getting your tickets cheaper!

Ways listed below such as: Free Aquarium Tickets, Monterey Bay Aquarium Discount Tickets, and even Coupons!
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The Monterey Aquarium sits right on the water on the Monterey Bay.  Some of the best views of the bay can be had on the Monterey Aquarium Deck!

The Touch Pools at the Monterey Aquarium are a great way to up close with some of Monterey's inhabitants!Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets for FREE!

Nope, that’s not a typo, you can get Free Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets! I’ve done it myself a few times prior to having our family membership. Heck I’ve even gotten free tickets for friends and family visiting the area recently.

Before spending your cash see if you can get Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets for free!


Monterey Bay Aquarium Discount Tickets

There are a number of ways to get those pricey Monterey Aquarium ticket prices down to a reasonable rate. There’s a get a 2 day pass for the price of 1 day deal, Student and Senior Citizens can get discount tickets, and some children can even get in for FREE!

Find out all the ways you can get Monterey Bay Aquarium discount tickets.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets Options


The Monterey Aquarium Penguin Exhibit is a favorite among children!

Coupons for the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Aquarium is non-profit so you’ll be hard pressed to come across coupons but there are deals to be had.

Many local Monterey hotels have a 2 day pass to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the price of 1 day.  This is available only to local hotel guests so check with your hotel. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet then you want to stay at a hotel that offers c.


Membership at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Can Save You Money! Even on the First Visit!

Membership has it’s priveledges. Getting a Monterey Aquarium Membership can save you money even on the first visit. And you get unlimited return visits for FREE!

See how a Monterey Aquarium Membership can save you Money!


There are a number of Hotels near the Monterey Aquarium.  Many within walking distance!

Hotels Near the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Staying at a hotel near the Monterey Bay Aquarium can really go a long way in making your Monterey vacation even better. Being near the aquarium puts you in the heart of Monterey which means you’ll be spending more time doing what you want instead of finding parking or trying not to get lost!

Check out these great Hotels Near the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


Make your Monterey Aquarium Trip even better with these tips!

The Fresh Water Sea Otters is fun to watch.  Adults and kids alike will enjoy this one!


Have a Blast with the Kids at the Aquarium with these Kid’s Tips!

The Monterey Aquarium has a number of interactive exhibits and activities.


The Monterey Aquarium has a tremendous conservation program which includes educating its patrons.

Monterey Aquarium Exhibits

The Monterey Aquarium Exhibits are just breathtaking. The creativity that went into building these exhibits is just amazing. These are not your run of mill fish in a watertank displays. Great care has been given to create an immersive, interactive, and enchanting experience.


There are a number of great Restaurants within walking distance of the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Great Places to Eat Near the Monterey Aquarium

There are a few great Monterey Restaurants within a short walk from the Monterey Aquarium where you can grab an excellent lunch at.

Find out which Restaurants near the aquarium are worth checking out.


Monterey Aquarium Budget Trip Tips

Are you on a budget? Great, join the club. These tips will save you a mountain of money:

Save Money with these tips at the Monterey Aquarium.
  • See if you can get your
    Monterey Aquarium Tickets for FREE!

  • Get FREE Parking! That’s a savings of $10-$20!
  • Stay at one of these Hotels for big Monterey Aquarium Tickets Savings
  • Do not visit during the big festivals, hotel rates nearly double during these times and you’re lucky if you can find a vacancy. Find out when these big Monterey Festivals are.
  • See many more of our Monterey Aquarium Tips

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Information

    Find out all the essentials information for your aquarium trip:

    The Monterey Aquarium Building from the Recreational Trail


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