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“New Open Sea Tank is Wonderful”

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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US$ 49.95*
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission
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.
San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“New Open Sea Tank is Wonderful”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

They have completely redone the large Open Sea tank. The new background disappears and it seems you are looking at the infinite ocean. There is a large school of bait fish (anchovy or mackerel) that adds to the image as it moves and swirls as the predators approach. Didn't see them actually eat any, so they must be doing a good job of keeping them fed.

Visited March 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great attraction for children and adults”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Best aquarium I have been to and I have been to quite a few.

Visited March 2012
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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“A bit expensive..”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

It is worth a trip..but it was a bit expensive.. wouldn't go again

Visited May 2011
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usa
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“educational”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

A nice, smaller, educational aquarium. Easy to get around and easy to find. The harbor seals are great hosts.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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“Great Exhibits”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Great Exhibits, but very busy on weekends. I have been to several large aquariums in the USA, & although this one is very nice, it is overpriced. Over $60 for 2 adults, & there are many more things for kids to do.

Visited March 2012
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