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“Monterey Bay Aquarium”

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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$49.95*
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission
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$99.00*
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Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium
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$1,100.00*
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Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Private Tour from San Francisco
Ranked #1 of 104 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.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Absolutely loved the seahorse and jelly exhibits. Some exhibits were closed due to maintenance but there is plenty to see.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Plan on spending at least 3 hours. This aquarium is clean, updated and fun. Make sure you watch the penguins at feeding time. The aquarium is expensive--I think it is $35 for adults. If you are a AAA member you can buy a discounted ticket at the Monterey AAA office about 10 min away. This aquarium is great.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Could write a book on this one. Instead, let's just say 'not to be missed'. If you're in the area do not miss this aquarium. With or without kids it's an exceptional experience. Tip: Go on a weekday and miss the crowds. Stop for a sandwich, soup, coffee or pastry directly across the street at Augustinos. Park and pay $5 all day parking down the street across from El Toritos. Plan on approx 4 hrs in the aquarium. Yes, you can leave and re-enter. Attend as many activities as you can. Have fun!

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We've been to aquariums all over the country and this by far is our favorite. Every time we go, they always have something new. The seahorses and jelly fish are my favorites ~ stunning, breath taking and educational. A must see!

Thank katie b
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Title says it all. Fabulous for adults and children alike. They've thought about what this should be and it shows.

Thank JAH1707
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