Fiesta del Mar at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Fiesta del Mar

When: Sunday, October 15
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Included with Aquarium admission; children 12 and under admitted free

Latin American traditions come alive during this celebration of ocean conservation! Three renowned chefs will demonstrate how to make delicious dishes featuring sustainable seafood—with free tastings! With live music, dance and crafts for the kids, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
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Members' Halloween at the Aquarium

When: Saturday, October 28
7–10 p.m.

Fee & reservations required

Join us for an optional special Halloween Dinner starting at 6 p.m. in the Restaurant. Then, join the skeletons and sea stars, black cats and bat rays for an evening of trick-or-treating, dancing and ghostly good times! Children under three admitted free. Tickets are limited, and must be purchased online in advance. Tickets go on sale August 28 and are non-refundable. More details about this event to follow in your member e-mails.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium holiday event

Members' Holiday Event

When: Friday, December 1
7–10 p.m.

Fee & reservations required for dinner only

Experience a night of good cheer at our annual Holiday Event for members. This festive evening includes holiday music, photo opportunities with Santa, wine tasting (with wine glass purchase) and more! Shop for unique holiday gifts with your Member Night exclusive 20 percent discount at our Gift & Bookstore. Start your Member Night with an optional dinner at the Restaurant where you'll enjoy a fixed menu featuring seasonal selections. Menu and reservation details to follow in your member e-mails.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Great Tide Pool

Community Open House

When: December 2–10 (Sat.–Sun.)
10 a.m.–5 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.