Monterey >Attractions > Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA | Directions 9394036.618126 -121.902050
Daily. Hours vary by season - visit www.montereybayaquarium.org for daily schedule
Fun day for the family – Amazingly, the aquarium kept the attention of two teenaged boys for an entire afternoon. Good place for a family visit.
Only odd thing - when we visited, there was a huge exhibit about the depletion of the shrimp population - image our surprise when the restaurant next door was Bubba Gump Shrimp.
A Great Place To Spend A Day – I've been to the aquarium a couple of times and love it more each time. It's located at the waterfront and part of it is actually in the ocean. It's modern and clean and gives you really great access to the animals. You can pet rays and touch and feel all sorts of other things. The bookstore/gift shop is filled with really neat things; it's definitely NOT a junky tourist trap. It's not cheap to go to the Aquarium, but I think the price is well worth it. Bring the kids; they will love it.
Excellent Aquarium – I've been to the aquarium three times in my life. Each time it took my breath away. It is just so beautiful.The otters are adorable,the exibits beautiful,especially the kelp forest.Each time I go I don't want to leave.
wonderful way to spend a day – This aquarium has spoiled me for any other! The sea otters are adorable and the jelly exhibit is so beautiful. Plan to spend a good four hours and try to catch all the feeding shows - also, wonderful views from the decks (take a pair of binoculars). We see lots of families there, so a great place to take the kids!
Don't forget the Penguins – Since the aquarium is such a must see when in Monterey, the lines can get a little long. My suggestion to try and get the tickets in advance from your hotel. This way you can walk right in. There is plenty to see and fun attractions. You must not forget the Penguins on the 2nd floor. It is a fantastic place for kids and adults alike.
Great Day Trip – The facilities are wonderful, though crowds are the norm almost every day of the week. There's plenty to see and fun hands-on attractions like the batray pool where visitors can run their fingers along the slick back of a ray gliding across the pool. Feeding time for the sea otters is a favorite stop. The giant window looking into the Bay is impressive--you never know what you'll see. This old favorite is a great place to take little ones for an all-day outing.
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