Monterey Bay Aquarium

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by BeTheBuddha on June 26, 2002

Probably one of the largest aquariums in the U.S., if not the largest, Monterey Bay Aquarium was one of the film locations for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Remember George and Gracie, the whales and when they were at the aquarium? This is that aquarium.

They have a great kids' area called "Flippers Flukes and Fun." It offers lots of activities and interaction.

They have an outdoor area where you can look at the Pacific Ocean. If you're lucky, you'll catch a few sea lions sunning themselves and the rocks below and if you're really lucky, you may see a whale or two as they make their way up the coast during their migration.

If you haven't already figured it out, my favorite exhibit is the two-story Otter area. They're so cute and adorable, so playful. I could watch them all day long.

To see more about the Aquarium and to view their Bay Cam, go to:

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, California, 93940
(831) 648-4888

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