- Monterey Bay Aquarium Discount
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is probably the best Aquarium in the United States if not the World. They have the best displays of the species we all want to come look at, and ooh and ahh over. They always have new events going on such as the Great White Shark or Jazz at the Aquarium. But the Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket prices can be a struggle for large families. They charge $29.95 for an adult and $19.95 for kids 3-12. So, how can you get a discount to the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Discount Tickets to The Monterey Bay Aquarium
Since the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a non profit they don't offer too many discounts themselves, like a lot of businesses do. However there are several ways to get a discount to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
- Students get $2.00 off the ticket price.
- Military active and retired Discounts, members of the military whether they are active duty or retired, becuase let's face it are you ever really out of the military once you go in? May purchase tickets at the Naval Postgraduate School, Information, tickets and tours office. 1 University Circle, Building 220, Rm. 126A Monterey, Ca 93943 phone 831 656-3223
- Auto Club Discounts Triple A or AAA is offering a discount of $2.00 off a normal admission price to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Now I know everyone says it's only $2.00 but hey if you are taking a family of six that's a little bit of cash.
- You know that big Entertainment book that your parents used to buy when you were a kid with all the coupons inside and you wouldn't use them all. Well now if you can find the 2007 San Jose Entertainment Book on Amazon at the link above and and it has 4 five dollar off coupons that are still good today not a bad deal. So this can save you a little money off the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Another option to find this book is Ebay as they have a lot of these books as well good luck.
- Hotels, Motels- Most of the hotels on my list of Hotels Near the Monterey Bay Aquarium offer a deal of 2 Adult Tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium valid for two days with your hotel stay. One of the nice things about this is that you get to enter through the member entrance and not wait in the long line. I do mean long on a holiday weekend with a new opening attraction. That's worth it right there. That's about the best deal going here.
- The member program. The membership price is $175.00 and you get unlimited entries for one year for two adults and 2 children or grandchildren age 3-21 so if you will use it that can be worth your trouble.
- Another option is Craigslist. Many people in the local area get Aquarium tickets for free or a reduced cost through their Church, Work, or Social Organizations yet can't find the time to go to the aquarium or they have been many times before. So do a search on the Monterey Bay Area Craigslist for Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets and Chances are you will find some for free on their. Most people may have been a million times but don't want the tickets to go to waste either. In fact right now there are 5 free tickets up on Craigslist right now just for picking them up.
So, if you are willing to look around there are ways to get a discount and ways to get in a little cheaper or if you are coming from out of town ask your hotel if they have a Monterey Bay Aquarium deal most of them do so you may as well get it. Your staying there anyway. Have fun at the Aquarium.