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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 the day at this world-renowned aquarium, which captivates with marine life from around Monterey Bay and beyond.

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  • Are there animal feedings and shows?
    Yes. Monterey Bay Aquarium offers interactive experiences, animal feedings and daily shows and films. Popular activities include the penguin, sea otter and kelp forest feedings. 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.
  • Does the Monterey Bay Aquarium offer tours?
    Yes. The Aquarium offer 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, and sleepovers. Experience Underwater Explorers, which lets you surface dive into the Great Tide Pool.

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