• Sea otter
    Betty White

    "I'm a big fan of the Aquarium and the important work they're doing on behalf of the oceans and the animals we all treasure." –Betty White, Actress and Monterey Bay Aquarium Charter Member

  • Moon jellies

    "We love coming to see the jellies and sea otters up close, especially during Member Nights." –Brandon Power and Misty Anderson, Members since 2008

  • Open Sea

    "The Aquarium offers a very special glimpse of undersea life. And, as members, we can have this amazing experience as often as we like." –Chris LeVenton and Darlene Wright, Charter Members since 1984

  • Kelp forest

    "I love the Aquarium because it allows me to explore my interest in marine biology—it's the perfect place for that." –Rachel and Margaret Demers, Members since 1997

  • Evening

    "We especially appreciate Member Nights—it's a real privilege to experience the Aquarium after hours." –The Sinkkonen Family, Members since 2009

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Membership Levels

Ocean Advocate $275 2 adults plus children,
2 guest cards and more
(Tax-deductibility depends on gift amount)
Member $195 2 adults plus children
(Fully tax-deductible)
Individual $75 (Fully tax-deductible)
Student $50 (Fully tax-deductible)
Senior $50 (Fully tax-deductible)

All memberships include:

  • Free admission for one year and express entry
  • Discounts in our Gift & Bookstore and on Aquarium Adventures programs

Become a Member

Aquarium Hours

  • Today's Hours:
    9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Members: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Hours & Calendar

Membership Office

  • Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
  • Tel: (800) 840-4880
  • Fax: (831) 644-7554
  • E-mail Membership

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Disabled Access

The Aquarium strives to be fully accessible to the disabled. Wheelchairs are available free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desk inside the Main Entrance.
Learn more about our accessibility options