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Member Night: Picnic by the Bay

It's that time of year again—Picnic by the Bay is back! Bring your own picnic favorites or reserve one of our delicious picnic dinners to pick up when you arrive. Then spread out your blanket on our ocean-front decks or in front of one of our world-class exhibits, relax and enjoy your meal. Don't miss our exciting programs during the night, including a special Kelp Forest Dive show and cornhole on the back deck!

July 12 (Thurs.)

7–9:30 p.m.

  • Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Registration is not required. Please enter through the Main Entrance.
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You may bring in your own favorite picnic foods. You may not bring in your own alcoholic beverages. Beverages will be available in the Cafe or at cash bars throughout the Aquarium.

Reserve Your Picnic Dinner Basket

Picnic dinners must be reserved by Friday, July 6 at 3 p.m. Baskets are limited, must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Beverages are not included with basket reservations, but can be purchased in the Cafe or at cash bars located throughout the Aquarium. Picnic dinners will be available for pick-up at the Cafe from 7 to 7:30 p.m. the night of the event.


  • Dinner for two: $55 / Dinner for four: $105 / Dinner for six: $155

Dinner Basket Options

Each basket option can be ordered to serve two, four or six people. Please select which dinner you'd like from the choices below:

Southern Picnic Dinner

  • Confit BBQ Chicken
  • Tomato and Pickled Onion Salad
  • Baked Beans and Bacon
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Sourdough Dinner Rolls
  • Creamy Slaw
  • Dessert

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A Taste of California's Best

  • Ahi Poke Salad
  • Sliced Charcuterie Plate (Local Meat and Cheeses)
  • Pickled Beets
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Crusty Baguette
  • Ricotta, Honey and Figs
  • Dessert

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Bounty of the County (Vegetarian)

  • Red Pepper Hummus
  • Baba Ganoush
  • Mongolian Grilled Summer Vegetables
  • Summer Kimchi
  • House-Made Pita
  • Green Olives and Crispy Pickles
  • Baby Vegetable Crudité (with House-Made Ranch Dressing)
  • Dessert

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Dietary Restrictions

If you have questions or food allergies, please email or call 831.647.2327.