Monterey Bay Aquarium

You may want to get out your sneakers for this excursion; get ready to explore over 175,000 sq. ft of exhibits and 25,000 sq. ft of ocean-view decks!

Outside, the aquarium overlooks the expansive and beautiful bay on multiple viewing decks. Inside, you will wander endlessly through countless viewpoints of sea creatures and aquatic plant life. You’ll want to plan to spend an entire day here – there is more than enough to discover.

In addition to the viewpoints, there are also many featured exhibits that offer more hands-on interaction, such as:

  • Enchanted Kelp Forest Touch Pool – Features a 40-foot Touch Pool where kids have a chance to get hands on with the aquatic animals

  • Rugged Rocky Shore Water Play Area – Families can experiment and play with toy models of boats, gates, and toy animals in the water

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