Aquarium Calendar of Events 2016

Promotional Events at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jan 06, 2016

Special Events
Aquarium News

Día del Niño (April 24)

Live Latin performances, bilingual animal feeding shows, a craft room and more are part of our annual celebration of children and families. Join us! Children 12 and under will be admitted free all day. 

World Oceans Day Celebration (June 4 & 5)

Celebrate our ocean’s health at this spring’s World Oceans Day weekend, a celebration of the amazing ecosystem that covers 70% of our planet. You’ll learn about the treasures of the ocean, the threats it faces and what we can do to keep it healthy. On Saturday, join us for our annual Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award Ceremony.

Evenings by the Bay – Saturdays & Sundays (July 2 – September 4) 

Spend your summer evenings by the sea and enjoy extended hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights. Our Cooking for Solutions summer time festivities include sustainable food and wine tastings and special programs, all while listening to live music and hanging out with your favorite animals.

Cooking for Solution's "The Party" (October 1)

Celebrate an ocean-healthy lifestyle at Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “The Party” on Saturday, October 1 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. The fun-filled night features more than 60 restaurants, wineries and breweries serving up sustainable food and drink, like delicious s’mores from celebrity chef Nathan Lyon, until 10 p.m. Afterwards enjoy the aquarium as it turns into an underwater nightclub with live music, dancing and a cash bar. Jam to the musical talents of Peet Project and Jazmin Ghent, and groove to the infectious tunes of The Joint Chiefs and San Francisco's DJ Magic Matt. 

Fiesta del Mar (October 16)

Latin American traditions come alive during this celebration of ocean conservation! With live music, cultural dance, animal feedings presented bilingually and crafts for kids, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Children 12 and under will be admitted free all day.

Community Open House (December 3-11)

Free admission for residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Visitors must present a photo ID and proof of residence at the main entrance. Current student identification from colleges and universities in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, and current utility bills showing residence are also valid proof of residence.

Visit the aquarium webpage to learn more about special events coming soon in 2016. 

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The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.