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“Not enough superlatives”

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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US$ 49.95*
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission
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US$ 99.00*
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Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium
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US$ 680.00*
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Private Full-Day Trip Up Pacific Coast Highway with Pickup
Ranked #1 of 109 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 29 April 2012

Went to Monterey with out of town guests - all kids - they were riveted for 3.5 hours. Need I say more.

In case you want more - The Jellies are the best ever -and went to the "Jelly experience" which I would have taken a pass on , but our french guest insisted - very fun. Also love the seahorses - and the splash zone where the kids get to touch stuff is a favorite as well.

We live in the Bay Area and try to get to the Aquarium every 2-3 years. never disappoints.

Thank SFOglobetrotter
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Very spacious. Great exhibits. Lots of interesting things for kids to do.

Thank Heather W
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

The Aquarium is one of the best in the world. If you considering only jellies, I'd say they have the best exhibition and collection. We've taken the "Behind the scenes visit", it was really fun. Try to see the animal feed schedule. Activities in the aquarium are enjoyable for all ages.

Thank demayumi
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

The quality of the exhibits and the interpretation programs is first rate. Their admission price may appear a bit high until you get inside. It is easy to spend an entire day there and the aquarium is doing very real good for the conservation of the animals, plants and habitats they represent.

Thank cwork
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Very very busy, small enclosure for the penguins, I expected much better with the reputation they have

Thank JONNNOO
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