Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a aquarium inside the city of Monterey. The aquarium includes a lot of amazing things kids would like. Monterey Bay Aquarium includes a lot of exhibits like tropical fish exhibits, jellyfish exhibits, and even a outdoor section!

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at Monterey Bay of California
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at Monterey Bay of California

When you enter the aquarium, you find yourself in a large room with whales hooked into the ceiling. Next to the entrance, there is a kelp forest which fishes and otters move freely. Also next to the entrance is a cafe and a gift shop.

A huge humpback whale model is hooked into the ceiling at Monterey Bay Aquarium
A huge humpback whale model is hooked into the ceiling at Monterey Bay Aquarium
A large orca model is hooked into the ceiling at Monterey Bay Aquarium
A large orca model is hooked into the ceiling at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Kelp forest of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Kelp forest of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Touch pool of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Touch pool of Monterey Bay Aquarium

Outside the aquarium, there is a huge tide pool to see and a turtle exhibit. The special exhibit that must be visited is the waterfall (rocky shore Wave Crash gallery) exhibit, where people sit beneath the glass which holds the rushing water.

Rocky shore Wave Crash gallery at Monterey Bay Aquarium. The rocky seashore is an ideal place to investigate the mysteries of the sea. The regular rise and fall of sea level we call the tides has created one of the richest, most variable environments in the ocean.
Rocky shore Wave Crash gallery at Monterey Bay Aquarium. The rocky seashore is an ideal place to investigate the mysteries of the sea. The regular rise and fall of sea level we call the tides has created one of the richest, most variable environments in the ocean.
The walk-through tunnel in the wave crash exhibit is one of the most popular family photo spots in the Aquarium
The walk-through tunnel in the wave crash exhibit is one of the most popular family photo spots in the Aquarium
A sea turtle and pacific bonito in Open Sea exhibit of Monterey Bay Aquarium
A sea turtle and pacific bonito in Open Sea exhibit of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Western pond turtles at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Western pond turtles at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The second floor has play areas, with a play structure and a water area where kids can learn about the water cycle. Right next to the play area is the penguin exhibit. It has many African Penguins to watch.  A separate building includes the exhibits Tentacles, Viva Baja, and a exhibit explaining how wildlife in the ocean is being threatened by humans.

African Penguins in Monterey Bay Aquarium
African Penguins in Monterey Bay Aquarium
Giant pacific octopus in Monterey Bay Aquarium
Giant pacific octopus in Monterey Bay Aquarium
Clownfish in splash zone of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Anemone fish, also called clownfish, live nestled among the tentacles of stinging anemones.
Clownfish in splash zone of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Anemone fish, also called clownfish, live nestled among the tentacles of stinging anemones.
Seahorses in Monterey Bay Aquarium
Seahorses in Monterey Bay Aquarium

A decorator crab at Monterey Bay Aquarium
A decorator crab at Monterey Bay Aquarium
A crab in Viva Baja of Monterey Bay Aquarium
A crab in Viva Baja of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Melibe in kelp forest of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Melibe in kelp forest of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cross jellyfish in open sea exhibit of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cross jellyfish in open sea exhibit of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Spotted jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Spotted jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Garden eels at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Garden eels at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the finest aquariums in Northern California. If you live in or near Monterey, consider paying this place a visit!

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Monterey Bay Aquarium