Monterey Bay Aquarium

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by npgarg on February 2, 2007

"The Aquarium" as I like to call it is one of the bigggest aquariums on the west coast. I love this place and is one of the reasons that I continue to go back to Monterey as much as I do. Basically any marine/sea animal that is found along the California Coast you can find an exhibit for it here. It is a great place for the whole family to go to with enough simpleness to the exhibit that kids can learn but not to simple that it turns off adults. It also has plenty of interactive things to do there. It used to have a touch pool where you could play with the stingrays but that exhibit has been turned to an interactive playground for the kids. None the less it is still a great place to go to and spend a morning or afternoon there.

Best part i liked was the jellyfish exhibit. It uses alot of blacklighting so you can really details that come out on the jellies but it does leave the room a little dark. Some kids might find it a bit scary.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, California, 93940
(831) 648-4888

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