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Skip the Line: Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission Ticket

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Regardless of age or interest in sea life, the Monterey Bay Aquarium houses fascinating creatures guaranteed to captivate all visitors. Observe sharks, eels, jellyfish, octopi, and a rainbow of tropical fish in recreated habitats. You can also see animals who live mostly above the water, such as sea otters and penguins. Your all-day ticket allows you and your party to enjoy the numerous tanks and activities at your own pace.
  • Get up close to a wide range of sea creatures
  • Visit a location that the whole family can enjoy
  • Learn about sea life and animal conservation
  • Come to the aquarium when it works for you
Important Information
2–5 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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PnwSamer wrote a review Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington20 contributions31 helpful votes
My family and I stayed at the InterContinental the Clement Monterey and were able to purchase a 2 day ticket for the price of one at the hotel lobby and about 2 to 3 min walk to the aquarium. So much to see and to be in awe of the wonders of the sea. The aquarium catches the
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Date of experience: March 2020
Tia G wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions
This aquarium is one of the most enjoyable aquariums I have been to. Very large and geared to education and conservation. Huge tanks and lots or room for all their animals. No large animals (other than sharks and otters) or cetations there which is nice. As much as I enjoy such
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Date of experience: October 2019
Maria C E wrote a review Mar 2020
Monterey, California107 contributions11 helpful votes
A visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium is always a good idea. Even better Skip the Line is the most convenient way to get in. Crowds can quickly gather especially during the weekend, but! Skip the Line and you'll efficiently be directed in and quickly begin your tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
wallyronaldy wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff was so accomodating in setting us up for our visit which included my husband, myself our 3 adult children with their families. There was so much to see and do - our 3 little grandsons ages, 6, 4 and 3 really loved the area where the tide crashes over you while
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Date of experience: February 2020
Edwin F P wrote a review Feb 2020
Richmond, California4 contributions
Had a good time with my family, it was our first time here and I can say it was great and much better than the one we have here in SF. By the way Aquarium is not the only one place you can visit, also you can visit this beautiful place *Monterrey 17 miles drive* making sure you
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About the operator

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By: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Wynn R
World class
This is the Aqurium that all modern aquariums are modeled on. Interactive, and a visual delight right on Monterey b
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Expensive, Crowded and Lacking
First, this aquarium is not a bad aquarium. This aquarium is much closer to a SeaQuest aquarium than the Georgia A
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Great insight to the marine environment
Great attraction with heaps of displays of local marine life very educational. Good viewing platform to spot the se
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One of a kind must see exhibit.
Second visit to an unbelievable and unique display of rare ocean life. First class. Would recommend for all ages.
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Behind-the-Scenes at the Aquarium
I hadn't been the aquarium recently and what made this visit special was adding the Behind-the-Scenes tour. That t
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Fun and fascinating exhibits! Great area history with sardine industry, amazing sea creatures as well as their habi
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One of the best on earth
We hadn't been to this aquarium in years. Since that time it has expanded to make it better than ever. The deep w
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Geoff S
Charter Member
World class in all ways, but I appreciate that they provide free entrance to school children. Julie Packard is now
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Must do in Monterey
I am a graduate of CSU Monterey Bay and as a student I never went. I was so glad I went right before I moved out of
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Awesome Aquarium
We love this Aquarium! My Husband and I visited a few years ago and knew we needed to bring our kids to visit next
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Historical and Beautiful
Whether you're a golfer or just an enthusiast of nature's beauty, this is not a place to be missed. Must go!
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Amazing for kids and adults
We decided to go mid week, and it worked out. There is less people of course but be ready for the field trips. Plac
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What's not to love?
This place has it all! Tons of sealife to view, pet and learn about. They also have a huge cafe and lots of varie
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good for any age
We always enjoy a visit here. It is often busy and we like going mid week. We usually spend all day. There is
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School Groups Visiting the Aquarium YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
We have visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium several times over the last ten years. We were just in Monterey the midd
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Key Details
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Duration: 2–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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