Monterey Bay Aquarium Reopens July 13, 2020

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium will be reopening on Monday, July 13, 2020. Tickets go on sale July 1. Get ready to fall in love all over again with favorite places like the Open Sea and Kelp Forest — you won't believe how much the kelp has grown!

We've also made some changes to help keep everyone safe and healthy while you have an awesome day at the Aquarium. Here's what to expect:

Choose your date and time
To limit the number of people inside the Aquarium, both Aquarium members and the general public need to reserve tickets on our website for a specific date and entry time. Tickets will not be available at the Main Entrance.

Wear a face covering
All guests must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose. (We've got otterly amazing masks available for purchase if you need one.) Children ages two and under and those with a medical condition that prevents them from doing so are exempt.

Stay 6 feet away
You must stay at least six feet away from other guests in other parties and Aquarium staff at all times. We're limiting total capacity to help guests keep their distance.

Keep your hands clean
We’ve installed additional sanitizing stations throughout the Aquarium so you can lather as often as you like.

Go with the flow
Everyone will move through the Aquarium in one direction. We'll be putting some of our play areas, feedings, touch pools, and auditorium programs "on paws" (get it?) for now. You'll still be able to enjoy our animals and exhibits — including the amazing views and fresh air from our oceanfront decks.

On behalf of all your old friends — the octopus, sea otters, penguins and more — we can't wait to sea you soon! View more information here.

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