San Benito Lifestyle

Locals can get free admission to Monterey Bay Aquarium Dec. 5-13

San Benito County residents can earn free admission by showing photo ID with proof of residence

Let the Monterey Bay Aquarium treat you this holiday season. San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz County residents will receive free aquarium admission between Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec.r 13 during its annual Community Open House.

Free admission for local residents is an annual thank you to the community for its support of the non-profit aquarium. Admission is good for all aquarium exhibits and programs, including our newest exhibit Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.

To receive free admission, local residents must present photo ID and proof of San Benito County residence at the main entrance to receive free admission. Current student identification from any university or community college located within these counties, utility bills or San Benito County Express monthly bus passes are also valid proof of residence.

Free admission is good during regular aquarium hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Guests from outside Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito County – including relatives or friends of local residents – can accompany local residents but will be charged regular admission fees.

For general aquarium information including daily program schedules, or call (831) 648-4800. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at 886 Cannery Row in Monterey. 

BenitoLink Staff