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Monterey Bay Aquarium - Review by Joanne R | Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Monterey Bay Aquarium 3/30/2006

This is an awesome aquarium and it is a neat place to visit whether you are a kid or an adult. It will give you a whole day of entertainment because it is so darn big. Actually, it is a little overwhelming and it is sometimes a good idea to get your hand stamped and go shop for a little while on Cannery Row and then come back. It gets extremely crowded, especially on the weekend, and the line just to get in and get tickets takes forever. I would highly recommend pre-ordering your tickets online. Also, the parking is really bad. It is very hard to find a place to park. However, once you get past that and get into the aquarium it is really neat. There are so many exhibits that I couldn't even begin to list them all. Some of the best ones are the touch tank for the kids where they can touch starfish and rays. Also, the otter exhibit is really good because it is a huge tank where you can watch the otters play both above and under the water. The most awesome exhibit is the jellyfish exhibit. It is really big and dark and you can see all the beautiful colors of the jellyfish. I would highly recommend just going in and checking it out if you are going to be near Monterey. It is a much more pleasant experience if you can go during the week and not during the summer or Christmas or Spring break, because it just gets way too busy. more
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