Monterey Bay Aquarium

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A showcase of one of the world's richest marine regions.

World-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium – A showcase for the habitats and sealife of one of the world’s richest marine regions!

Purchase tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and explore the more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species fill 34 major galleries. With nearly 200 exhibits in all, the Aquarium is a window to the wonders of the ocean.

Don’t miss a major highlight of the aquarium – “The Open Sea” the aquarium’s largest exhibit, explores the open ocean; visitors standing in front of a 90-foot window will see tuna and sharks speeding past, sardines swarming in huge, glittering schools and sea turtles swimming lazily by. The Ocean’s Edge galleries introduce visitors to the central California coast’s varied shoreline habitats. The impressive features include a three-story living kelp forest, a walk-through aviary inhabited by shore birds and an indoor/outdoor coastal stream habitat.

Make you way to another attraction favorite…the Sea Otters! Viewable from 2 floors, the sea otter exhibit allows you to experience the playful antics of the playful southern sea otters as they play swim both at the surface, and below water giving you an underwater view of their acrobatic abilities!

Whats more…Discover an underwater forest – at 28 feet, the Kelp Forest is one of the tallest Aquarium exhibits in the world. Get a divers-eye view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and a host of other fishes as they weave through swaying fronds of kelp.

Purchase tickets with Tower Tours and skip the General Admission line! 

Days Operated:

  • Daily (Can be added onto the Monterey & Carmel Tour)


  • 1-2 Hours

Hours of Operation:

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tour Price:

  • Adult – $50.00
  • Senior (60+) – $40.00
  • Child (4-11) – $30.00


For additional questions about this attraction, please call Tower Tours at 1-415-345-8687 OR 1-866-345-8687

Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940