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Monterey Bay Aquarium Plans May 2021 Reopening

For the first time in over a year, the aquarium announces plans to reopen to general public “later in May”
By - posted 3/11/2021 No Comment

Having been closed for more than a year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium on March 11 finally announced an update on their reopening plans, with the goal of being open to the public by May 2021.

“We’re very encouraged by the news from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which has adjusted the metrics for counties to advance to the Red Tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. With this development, and the continued decline in cases of COVID-19 in Monterey County, I’m cautiously optimistic that Monterey Bay Aquarium will be able to open our doors in a few weeks—for the first time in more than a year.”

– Julie Packard, Executive Director
– March 11, 2021

See the full press release

The Aquarium will first welcome back its members and donors. General admission will follow later in May. Specific dates will be announced soon. You can sign up for our emails to receive updates and notification of reopening ticket availability.

If you would like to visit before the general admission opening, memberships can be purchased here.

Full details on the modifications made to the visitor experience to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19 are available here.



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