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What people are saying about Monterey

This is one of the best aquariums in the world.

We loved the live presentation outdoors. I think it was called the turning of the tide or something like that. It was such a comprehensive history of the Monterey Bay aquarium and the sardine industry.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission Reviewed by Ruth, 08/24/2018

Accommodating, personable and professional

Fred provided phenomenal service. He's knowledgeable and quickly understood what we were looking for on our tour, made great suggestions on how to get the most out of our day. Highly recommend!

Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur Full-Day Private Tour Reviewed by Charles, 08/17/2018

Great place to take and impress out of town guests.

We had guests from Germany and they were very entertained by the visit. We managed to make it to all of the morning feedings which really enhanced the experience. I hadn't been to the MBA in a long time and noticed many changes and updates that have been made successfully.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission Reviewed by Kenneth, 08/17/2018

Really fun learning experience and the shopping was great!

Beautiful setting right on the beach and the animals were up close. Wonderful vacation spot! A lot to do right next to the aquarium as well!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission Reviewed by Sherrie, 07/09/2018

A nice aquarium layout with something to learn for kids and adults!

I enjoyed my 4 hours at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Everything was laid out in a simple format that was easy to understand. The displays and aquariums were beautiful and simply educational. I was skeptical when I sad down for the 15 minute video presentation (4 topics that rotated every half-hour) but ended up watching 3 of the four presentations (video with live narration) because they were so informative! Watch people feed the sea otters within the aquarium, then go try to spot wild otters from the observation deck! The aquarium is really doing a unique thing as it partners with scientists and engineers to learn more about the ocean and do more to conserve the vast habitat that is so intriguing and unknown!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission Reviewed by Jesse, 06/11/2018