Discover Exotic Marine Life at The Monterey Bay Aquarium
Playful penguins. Cheeky sea otters. Slinky sharks. Immerse yourself in a colorful underwater world at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, located on the waterfront at Cannery Row. Spend an entire day at this world-renowned aquarium, which captivates with marine life from around Monterey Bay beyond. Explore multiple levels of aquariums and exhibits, including touch tanks and a giant kelp forest. See glowing jellyfish, hammerhead sharks, and giant Pacific octopus and check out the free animal feedings. Looking for hotels near Monterey Bay Aquarium? Our historic hotel is just 1.9 miles away.
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Daily Shows & Feedings
Are there Animal Feedings and shows?
Yes. The Monterey Bay Aquarium offer exciting interactive experiences, as well as animal feedings and daily shows and films in the auditorium. Popular activities include the penguin, sea otter and kelp forest feeding. Watch through one of the world's largest windows as they feed tuna, turtles, sharks, and sardines at the spectacular Open Sea exhibit. Before you visit, check the website's schedule of animal feedings, films, keeper talks, and shows. At the aquarium, you can ask the front desk for a schedule of activities or keep an eye out for placards that list all the events at the Aquarium.
Does the Monterey Bay Aquarium offer Tours?
Yes. The Aquarium offer several fascinating tours and adventures, including the Spotlight: Insider's Tour. Go behind the scenes by exploring the exhibits with experienced guides. Uncover new animals and fish, discover the mysterious lives of jellies, and hear about their groundbreaking research with marine wildlife. The Aquarium also offers the Shark Tour, Sea Otter Conservation Tour, and Behind-the-Scenes Tour, and well as personal guided tours, sleepovers and Underwater Explorers, which lets you surface dive into the Great Tide Pool.