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Address: 886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 18316484888
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Description: Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to...
Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It's home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
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First class! Spectacular! We just loved it! Allow at least 3-4 hours. Each movie presentation is outstanding. Well done!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

First class! Spectacular! We just loved it! Allow at least 3-4 hours. Each movie presentation is outstanding. Well done!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This aquarium is nice, but very expensive for what it offers. Located in a nice area where you can walk around after spending time inside the aquarium.

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Cancun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pros... Something for everyone from decorator crabs you can touch to hammerhead sharks. Displays are gorgeous. Ongoing favorites include the jellyfish section / huge shark tank with ocean sunfish, rays, sea turtles, tuna / shorebird rescue area / area to touch rays / sea otters ... Kids can take an intro scuba class and it's simply amazing! Kids love it.... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went on a Sunday and it was very crowded but we did buy our tickets ahead at our hotel and they offer a two day visit for the price of one and also you don't have to stand in line at the booth when you arrive. Saves a lot of time and most hotels in the area offer this... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This aquarium is bigger than I expected. Lots to see. Fell in love with the sea otters! I've never seen so many different types of jellyfish!

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We loved it all. There is something for everyone young and old. Each exhibit has you mesmerized. The tuna exhibit is amazing.Loved the Jelly's too. While we were there the Humpback wales we cruising by in the open ocean and that was a treat.

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South Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just a wonderful aquarium. Otters, penguins, jellyfish, sharks, tuna - too many to list. Place looks real small from the street but it isn't. We spent over 3 hours there and went back the next day because you have a 2 day ticket. Open Sea tank is fantastic. Jellyfish exhibit is beautiful and informative. Docents and staff readily available to... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited on a recent Saturday afternoon - I was concerned the Aquarium would be crowded on a weekend and with the summer special concert events the Aquarium is holding Saturday late afternoons, but we had no problem getting tickets, and moving around and seeing the exhibits - which were truly amazing. The Aquarium does a great job of mixing... More 

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Campbell, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went with my 96 year old mother and 14 year old grandson. What an adventure. No one got too tired to continue. There is so much to see, it's hard to pick a favorite. From the kelp to the octopus to the jelly fish, it's all amazing. We stood and watched the huge fish, sea turtles and hammerhead shark... More 

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Jackson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous aquarium! Spotted whales, sea otters and sea lions in the bay. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers! Highly recommend.

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