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Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Ranked #1 of 101 things to do in Monterey
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Nova Lima, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Its not so beautiful as London Aquarium but you will find another amazing experiences! Huge aquariums with "deep sea", you will see thousands of sardines "flying" over your head, penguins, wave simulations and many other things!! i will the again! amazing experince!

Visited January 2013
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Port Alberni, Canada
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“The best aquarium we have seen”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have visited many aquariums in Canada, US and Australia but mone comes even close to the wonder and design of this one.
All ages are educated in hands on, live demonstrations and feedings. There are over 1000 volunteers here so that tells you how much folks enjoy the place.

Give yourself a whole day to do it justice and still you may want to go back the second day.

Visited January 2013
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Wamego, Kansas
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Be sure to schedule a whole day to tour the aquarium! I also recommend taking the behind the scenes tour. It was very interesting to see how the aquarium is ran & to see the tanks from above!

Visited November 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
“Got to see the Jelly Fish”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

While not Fish, they are Jelly! Lots of species and a fellow named Thomas who works there took us on a private behind the scenes tour of where they raise and hatch the jellies. Wonderful place for kids of all ages. Not to miss are the feeding times on the larger exhibits and the docent narrated talks and slide shows. Seahorse and jelly fish exhibit are not to be missed.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful Underwater Experience”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

This aquarium is exciting. Walking from area to area, seeing the different types of fish and creatures is jaw dropping.
the interactive ray exhibit was fabulous.
There are a number of booklets with great advice on how to sustain the fishing industry and supported by the Restaurant Association.

Visited January 2013
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