Monterey Bay Aquarium Great Tide Pool

Community Open House

When: Thursday, March 22
5–7 p.m.
Free admission for residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Visitors must present a photo ID (student IDs also accepted) or proof of residence, such as a current utility bill, at the Main Entrance.

March Member Night: Silver Screens & Red Carpets

When: Saturday, March 24
7–9 p.m.

Join us for a night of inspiration and red carpets as we celebrate the roll the Aquarium has played in popular movies and television series! Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored.
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Event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

An Ocean of Opportunity

When: Tuesday, March 27
7–10 p.m.

Attention college students and young professionals! Join us for this exclusive event and enjoy food, wine and select exhibits while learning about conservation issues. Network with other young adults who want to get involved with the Aquarium. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for members. Advance tickets are required and space is limited. Ages 18 and up.
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Family having dinner

Member Night Dinner

When: Saturday, February 27
6:15–7:30 p.m.,
Friday, March 30
5–8 p.m.

Fee & reservations required

Start your Member Night with a delicious three-course dinner at Cindy's Waterfront restaurant. Seating is limited and dinner reservations are required. Price for adults is $55 (plus tax and gratuity); price for children under 12 is $20 (plus tax and gratuity).
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Kelp forest exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Member Night

When: Saturday, April 21
7–9 p.m.

Join us for a night filled with trivia, crafts and family fun! Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Start your night with a delicious dinner in the Restaurant. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and features a three-course fixed menu of seasonal selections. Dinner is $77 for adults, $26 for children under 12 (tax and gratuity included). Seating is limited and online reservations are required.
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Día del Niño

When: Sunday, April 29
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Celebrate children and families at our annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 29. Enjoy live Latin music performances, a craft room, special bilingual programming and more. Included with Aquarium admission!
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