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“Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
831-648-4888
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Ranked #2 of 44 Attractions in Monterey
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were recommended to go to the aquarium and were totally blown away. We were particularly impressed by the Kelp Forest and Open Sea. Plenty of room so didn't feel over-crowded. With the sea otters and hands-on section there was something for everyone. Well worth the entry fee.

Visited September 2013
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“Wonderful attraction for couples and families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The best aquarium we've ever visited! The facilities are excellent and very child friendly with easy maneuverability for strollers and lots of attractions for young children. We enjoyed it as adults and can't wait to take our preschoolers back for a visit. They will love it.

The cafe is very good, moderately prices and serves lots of options.

The wildlife viewing from the desks is superb.

Visited September 2013
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“Monterey Bay Aquarium - Fabulous Place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Wonderful aquarium, filled with so many different species of sea life, you never get bored. It is big, so plan on being there the entire day. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The displays made it easy to
see the many varies of sea life. At $35, it was a little pricey, but well worth it; I would definitely go again!
It sits right on the edge of the ocean and there is a nice deck on the second floor that gives you a beautiful view of the bay. Parking lot was close by and not very expensive. Many nice restaurants on same street.
J. LeFeber

Visited July 2013
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“Must do in Monterey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Not as flashy and stimulating as other aquariums, but one where you will learn. Monterey is very rich in history, and the ocean is certainly a connection to this history. A visit to the aquarium is essential to understanding the Monterey Bay area and a great experience. If you can only do three things in Monterey - this is one. Sneak in a burrito at PapaChanos on Alvarado Ave.

Visited September 2013
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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“Amazing Jellyfish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We have a wonderful aquarium in Baltimore. We enjoyed this Aquarium for its jellyfish collection but found that it had many displays geared for children, which were great. We came as a couple without children. If you are staying in a hotel in Monterey it is to your advantage to purchase your tickets at the hotel. They can be used for 2 consecutive days.

Visited September 2013
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