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Address: 886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-648-4888
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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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A different World Under Water

I have been to the aquarium at least three times. There is so much to learn about the sea life that I wish I could spend a week there taking my time. I will for sure go back, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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San Leandro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I have been to the aquarium at least three times. There is so much to learn about the sea life that I wish I could spend a week there taking my time. I will for sure go back, and plus outside of the aquarium, you have the shops and the fisherman's wharf nearby.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place for the family to visit. We came back this year because my son learned so much and his interest in science was sparked.

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Adelaide, S.A.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a very good day out, with or without kids. Interesting, informative and good value. It is in an area full of restaurants and activities and is highly recommended. We visited twice in two days (luckily to be on guest passes) and enjoyed it immensely.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I bought a ticket through our hotel for two days to the Monterrey Aquarium for the price of one and I am glad I did. There is plenty to see and learn about in two days. We were told it was less busy early in the day and that's true. The first day we spent about 3 hours at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We'd heard about this aquarium from a view friends and it was worth the fuss they made! Thoroughly enjoyed spending 3-4 hours here, amazing variety of things to see and highly informative. Particularly enjoyed watching the sea otters being fed.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband really wanted to go to the aquarium even though I thought it was too expensive and we have a ton of knowledge of the sea as Florida natives. I'm glad he talked me into it because it was truly a wonderful experience. The tanks were very impressive and the facility is well cared for. The displays were meticulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went in June 2015. There are various forms of sea life to experience here. The way the aquarium sets up their displays/viewings are unique to other aquariums I have been too. This is a must on your list. To see everything plan on a couple of hours to take it all in and enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you're going to Monterey, GO!This is a great aquarium for all ages. They are always changing things up so it might not be the same on a second visit. My bother lex pec in the area and had yearly passes so I've been several times over the last 25 years, it's always fun and a little different. It's not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Spent a morning at Monterey Bay Aquarium with the husband and kids. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the various shows and exhibits. We watched a penguin feeding and the live feeding, in which we enjoyed seeing the sharks, tuna, and sardines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place lives up to all the hype. They do a great job with all the displays, but the jellyfish tanks really knocked my socks off! Don't miss the octopus as well.

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Additional Information about Monterey Bay Aquarium

Address: Address: 886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-648-4888
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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