Dive into Aquarium Adventures Throughout 2015

Apr 07, 2015

Summer Only Programs

UNDERWATER EXPLORERS (June 13th everyday through August 28th and Labor Day Weekend)

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable underwater experience! In this unique program, kids ages 8 to 13 are introduced to the underwater world through surface scuba diving. Kids are safely guided by aquarium dive staff in the Great Tide Pool, where they'll meet amazing animals while getting a fish's-eye view of the wonders of the bay. No experience is necessary, only a sense of adventure!

SUMMER NIGHTS SLEEPOVER (July 11th 18th and 25th, August 1st and 8th)

Stamp an indelible milestone on your heart with an Aquarium Adventures sleepover. Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live music and wine tasting during Evenings by the Bay. When the doors close at 8 p.m., explore the aquarium without daytime crowds. Enjoy special programs and a light bedtime snack. End the evening with a late-night nature movie before sleeping in front of your favorite exhibit. Wake up with the fishes and enjoy a continental breakfast in the aquarium’s Cafe. Reserve your spot for a summer night sleepover; space is limited.

Year Round Programs

Sleepovers – If you can’t bear to leave when the sun goes down, stick around! Spend the night next to your favorite animals with year round sleepovers.

NEW YEARS EVE SLEEPOVER (Thursday, December 31)

Ring in the New Year with the entire family at the aquarium! This special New Year's Eve event will feature a sparkling cider toast at 9 p.m. to celebrate the countdown to the New Year on East Coast time, and the evening snack will be a decadent sundae bar. There will be fun family activities and programs for a night of celebration! Wake up with the fishes on New Year's Day, while enjoying a continental breakfast, and watching wildlife from the Great Tide Pool deck.

SEASHORE SLEEPOVER (Saturday, April 17th and May 23rd)

Seashore Sleepovers are a special way to enjoy the aquarium after hours, falling asleep next to your favorite exhibit. Enjoy exploring the aquarium on your own without daytime crowds and participate in one of the many fun activities. End the evening with a light bedtime snack followed by a late night nature movie for the night owls. Wake up with the fishes and enjoy a continental breakfast in the aquarium’s café.

Tours – Daily, behind the scenes tours take you deeper into the world of sharks, jellies, sea otters and glimpses into the aquarium’s inner workings.


Are sea otters your favorite animal? Here's your chance to get an insider's look at how Sea Otter Program staff care for southern sea otters and learn about ongoing research to help save this threatened species.

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