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“Huge aquarium”

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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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 ocean.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This aquarium is incredible! So many and beautiful exhibits. I loved every one of them. We met one of the staff; he was really friendly and very knowledgeable about the marine life. You could feel he was passionate. It is maybe a little pricey but the visit is totally worth it. This place is great for every age!

Thank Ornella G
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The place is not a big deal, and not money worth. It was a somewhat disappointment. Limited amount of souvenirs.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Spent a day here with the kids on the Easter weekend. Good thing we came by opening time. It was literally crawling with people. Other than the crowds it was interesting and informative. Not a cheap attraction tho.

Thank MB-Traveler206
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We visited the Aquarium and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We loved the variety of exhibits and interesting specimens on display. The marine life was amazing and we spent a few hours wandering around the Aquarium. There were all ages from very young to much much older and all ages in between. We would recommend this attraction as well worth the admission price and time well spent!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Whilst there was a lot to see and do I don’t feel the eye-watering $50 entry fee was justified. The whole experience was also spoiled by the large numbers of loud, badly behaved children running around unsupervised. The exhibits were clearly designed solely with children in mind and only very basic information was provided. If your main reason for going (as ours was) is to see the sea otters, you can see plenty for free along with seals and sea lions by walking along the seafront, and in the marina next to the old fisherman’s wharf.

2  Thank Adam C
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