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Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium at California

Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery RowMontereyCalifornia 93940
831-648-4800
Category: Attractions, Family / Kids
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the world's top sea life centers, this incredible tourist attraction on Cannery Row is perched on the California coastline and offers an amazing experience of an underwater world. From floating neon jellyfish and cheeky sea otters to graceful giant tunas and schools of silver sardines, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will enchant animal lovers of all ages. Be sure to see at least one feeding program, and don't miss the touch tanks where you can get personal with an invertebrate from the sea floor.

Details

Hours -

10AM to 5PM

Prices -

$34.95 adults, $31.95 seniors/students, $21.95 children 3-12, free for children under 3

Events -

Guided tours, special programs, animal feedings, live shows

Activities

  • Join sea otters for meal time
  • Watch a school of sardines swirl in the water
  • Contemplate a giant kelp forest
  • Touch a starfish or a
    sea cucumber
  • Find glowing jellyfish

Tours

Discover six different tours at the aquarium: Jellies Tour, Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Feed the Fish Tour, Family Tour, Feeding Frenzy and the Personal Guided Tour.

Animals & Exhibits

There are thousands of animals and hundreds of exhibits at this aquarium. Some of the top attractions include the sea otters, jellyfish, splash zone, open sea, rocky shore and giant kelp forest.

FAQs

  • What is there to do besides going on a tour?

    This is one of the world’s top aquariums, and you certainly don’t need a guided tour to get the best experience. Wander around on your own and enjoy all the exhibits, shows, animals and special programs like kids sleepovers.
  • How long does it take to see the aquarium and when is the best time to come?

    Plan on at least a half-day to experience this massive animal center. Avoid the weekends unless you enjoy gigantic crowds of screaming children; visit during the afternoon on weekdays for the least crowded experience.

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