To receive discounts for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, purchase tickets through an organization that offers them at discounted rates, such as companies, credit unions or northern California AAA offices, as of 2015. Other money-saving options include bundling a ticket with a hotel room rental at a participating hotel or reserving tickets for a large group of people. The Frequently Asked Questions page on MontereyBayAquarium.org provides a full list of discount options.
Organizations that offer tickets at discounted rates typically require you to be a member of the organization. To view organizations that offer discounted tickets, visit the MontereyBayAquarium.org home page, and click Visit. On the Visit page, click Corporate/Credit Union Program under the Hours & Tickets heading. The page provides an alphabetical list of organizations, although organizations that aren't listed may also have discounted tickets.
Active and retired military personnel can purchase tickets at discounted rates. To purchase tickets for a group at the discounted rate, they should do so through a military base.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers a discount for groups of at least 12 people. The group must reserve tickets in advance.
The aquarium also offers a Two Days for the Price of One package, which is included with a room rental at a participating hotel. Another bundle option is the San Francisco CityPASS, which includes a ticket to the aquarium and tickets to four other San Francisco attractions at a discounted rate.