Consistently rated the #1 family-friendly aquarium in the country (Parents Magazine, US Family Travel Guide), Monterey Bay Aquarium is internationally hailed for its magical marine life exhibits. Explore the deep wonders of Monterey Bay - home of more than 30 species of marine mammals from the five-foot-long sea otter to the 100 foot blue whale. Experience amazing coastal and shoreline exhibits and magical animals in their natural habitats at this Cannery Row attraction on the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary.
Special Holiday Events coming soon to Monterey Bay Aquarium: 10/27 Halloween at Monterey Bay Aquarium 12/7 Holiday Event & Sale at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Bay Aquarium Hotel -
Located walking distance - just three blocks - from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Holiday Inn Express Monterey/Cannery Row is a comfortable, contemporary hotel on the Monterey/Carmel Peninsula - one of the most beautiful destinations in California. Whether you are visiting Monterey on a family vacation or a new business venture, take some time and enjoy thoughtfully-appointed rooms and modern lifestyle amenities like a complimentary business center, Wi-Fi, a whirlpool, evening cocktail hour, and a hot breakfast to jump start your day.
Bay Aquarium Exhibits -
Venture to the one-million-gallon Outer Bay exhibit, a mysterious open water world that's home to the largest community of open-ocean animals found in any aquarium. See Giant bluefin tuna, Hammerhead sharks, green sea turtles, sardines, enormous ocean sunfish, and the largest collection of jellyfish species in the country. Meet the new 9 foot, 237 pound sevengill shark cruising around the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit, encounter a Great White shark, see the playful sea otters and gaze at the amazing giant octopuses. Celebrate the aesthetic delights of living jellies at the new "Jellies: Living Art" exhibit featuring jellies never exhibited in North America before, like graceful flower hat and blue jellies, innovative artwork and a walk-through jelly swarm.
Bay Aquarium Family Fun -
Families dive in to Splash Zone to discover the kelp forest, coral reef kingdom, and a rocky shore full of rockfish, sharks and penguins. At 28 feet high, the living Enchanted Kelp Forest - one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world - is a window to the bay's blackfooted penguins, giant clams, cuttlefish, clownfish, seahorses, sea dragons, sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and the Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers. Explore the Rocky Shore Exhibit and encounter shy monkeyface eels and barnacles waving in the currents.
Bay Aquarium Package -
Check out the hotel's new Monterey Bay Aquarium Package, and enjoy 2 Aquarium tickets, spacious accommodations, complimentary parking, and a delicious breakfast for your entire family.
Bay Aquarium Tours & Events -
Get an insider's view of the Monterey Bay Aquarium on the 50-minute tour. Interact with the staff, discover the hidden life of animals, and learn about the aquarium's ocean research. Tours are $10 per person, plus admission. For aquarium exhibits, tours, events and activities, visit www.mbayaq.org
Bay Aquarium Sailing Cruises -
Hop aboard the Derek M Baylis, a 65-foot sailboat designed for ocean research, and become a marine scientist for a day. Experience the natural wonders of Monterey Bay as you work alongside Aquarium naturalists and enjoy a unique view of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy a spectacular sunset sail with wine and cheese and watch for wildlife in the waters of the Sanctuary.
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