The Monterey Bay Aquarium wants the public to know they are still open.
Officials say they are closely monitoring the developments of the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). They are following updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other federal, state and local authorities and are in contact with the Monterey County Health Department. These organizations continue to report the risk to the general public is low. Based upon the current situation, the Aquarium will remain open, however, they say they are unable to make any guarantees about operational status as that may change based on how the situation progresses.
Officials say the health of their staff, volunteers, guests and community is a top priority for the Aquarium and they are taking appropriate action to prepare for any escalation of this outbreak, which includes sanitation training for staff and volunteers, increased cleaning, stocking and making available sanitation supplies, and monitoring all international travel of staff.
If you wish to change your plans for visiting, all admission tickets are good up to one year after purchase. If you are unable to reschedule, please call the sales center at 831.648.4800.