Friday, January 19, 2018   

  • General Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Members Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Restaurant: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Cafe: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Coffee Bar: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

All Feedings Programs Member Events Special Events

Penguin Feeding

10:30 a.m.

Penguin Feeding

Where: Splash Zone Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Learn how we care for our African penguin colony—and what we're doing to help their wild kin—during this lively program where you can watch penguins feeding underwater.

Sea otter Feeding

10:30 a.m.

Sea Otter Feeding

Where: Sea Otter Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

See how aquarists train and feed our playful sea otters in this captivating live program. Learn how our exhibit otters help us understand otters in the wild. 

Open Sea Feeding

11 a.m.

Open Sea Feeding

Where: Open Sea Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Join us in front of one of the world's largest windows as we feed tuna, turtles, sharks, sardines and others in our spectacular Open Sea exhibit. See who's hungry and learn about the important roles these animals play to keep their habitats in balance. You can even watch the action behind the scenes on our large-screen monitors. 

Kelp Forest Feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

11:30 a.m.

Kelp Forest Feeding

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Watch a diver hand-feed the sharks, fishes and other animals in our Kelp Forest exhibit while you learn about this unique and beautiful undersea world during a live interactive presentation. 

Wild southern sea otter

11:30 a.m.

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Prepare to fall in love as you follow a single sea otter's journey—from stranding as an orphaned pup to rescue, care and release by Aquarium staff. Through Luna's story, you'll learn about the threats facing California's sea otter population, and what the Aquarium is doing to help.

Project White Shark

12 p.m.

Project White Shark

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our work to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag white sharks.

12 p.m.

30th Anniversary Celebration of the Ocean Honoring Jack Johnson

Fee & reservations required

Join us as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and present musician and philanthropist Jack Johnson with the inaugural Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award. Proceeds benefit our Children's Education Fund to inspire future generations of ocean conservation leaders. Space is limited; advance tickets are required.
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Family having dinner

12 p.m.

Member Night Dinner

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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Vampire squid

12 p.m.

Member Night: Explore the Deep with MBARI

Explore the deep sea at our first Member Night of the year! We'll have programs and activities that feature the amazing discoveries from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. And start your night with a delicious dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant. Dinner starts at 6:15 p.m. and features a three-course fixed menu of seasonal selections. Dinner is $60 for adults, $20 for children under 12. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations, please e-mail catering@mbayaq.org or call (831) 648-4872.
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Gray whale

12:30 p.m.

Journey to Baja: A Tale of Three Travelers

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Follow the migrations of three far-ranging animals—gray whales, brown pelicans and elephant seals—that share one common trait: each travels to Baja California, the remote and beautiful peninsula on Mexico's west coast, to have their young.

Seadevil

1 p.m.

Mysteries of the Deep

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using the deep waters of the Monterey Canyon as their laboratory—find out how tools such as underwater robots and other groundbreaking technologies are transforming our understanding of the amazing and bizarre creatures that call the deep sea home.

Albatross Encounter

1:30 p.m.

Albatross Encounter

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Don't miss a chance to see Makana, our beautiful Laysan albatross, up-close. Learn about this amazing bird and the global threats albatross face from plastics pollution.

Project White Shark

1:30 p.m.

Project White Shark

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our work to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag white sharks.

Sea otter Feeding

1:30 p.m.

Sea Otter Feeding

Where: Sea Otter Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

See how aquarists train and feed our playful sea otters in this captivating live program. Learn how our exhibit otters help us understand otters in the wild. 

Wild southern sea otter

2 p.m.

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Prepare to fall in love as you follow a single sea otter's journey—from stranding as an orphaned pup to rescue, care and release by Aquarium staff. Through Luna's story, you'll learn about the threats facing California's sea otter population, and what the Aquarium is doing to help.

Gray whale

2:30 p.m.

Journey to Baja: A Tale of Three Travelers

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Follow the migrations of three far-ranging animals—gray whales, brown pelicans and elephant seals—that share one common trait: each travels to Baja California, the remote and beautiful peninsula on Mexico's west coast, to have their young.

Seadevil

3 p.m.

Mysteries of the Deep

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using the deep waters of the Monterey Canyon as their laboratory—find out how tools such as underwater robots and other groundbreaking technologies are transforming our understanding of the amazing and bizarre creatures that call the deep sea home.

Penguin Feeding

3 p.m.

Penguin Feeding

Where: Splash Zone Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Learn how we care for our African penguin colony—and what we're doing to help their wild kin—during this lively program where you can watch penguins feeding underwater.

Project White Shark

3:30 p.m.

Project White Shark

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our work to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag white sharks.

Sea otter Feeding

3:30 p.m.

Sea Otter Feeding

Where: Sea Otter Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

See how aquarists train and feed our playful sea otters in this captivating live program. Learn how our exhibit otters help us understand otters in the wild. 

Kelp Forest Feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

4 p.m.

Kelp Forest Feeding

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Watch a diver hand-feed the sharks, fishes and other animals in our Kelp Forest exhibit while you learn about this unique and beautiful undersea world during a live interactive presentation.