There's a reason why many rate this the 1 aquarium in the world. It is a well-deserved title. So many activities and exhibits for kids. It was just my wife and myself and with having seen one 'show' only the otter feeding, we spent 4.5 hours there! The various types of jellyfish were my favorite! Well worth the money and time. You can even leave for a while and come back later that day! My wife used her ipad to take awesome pics of the tanks and their inhabitants, too.
Wonderful. Brought my Chinese visitors there and they were spellbound all day.
The aquarium is an awesome place to visit. We loved the exhibits and learned a lot it was amazing to see all the sea creatures and we even got a chance to touch and hold some of them! The ocean views are spectacular and the staff was amazing!
Anyone going to Monterey must see the Aquarium. Really wonderful.
IT WAS GREAT, I FORGOT TO PRINT OUT THE TICKETS BEFORE I LEFT AND DIDN'T, BUT I HAD THE CONFIRMATION SHEET WITH ME. WHEN I ARRIVED THERE AND SHOWED THEM MY PAPER, AND CALLED FOR A SUPERVISOR TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR ME. WELL THE STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL I GAVE THEM THE PAPER AND SAID THAT THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT AND LET US THRU. I HOPE IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO RETURN AGAIN...
Beautiful exhibits! The family area is awesome. We didn't even have small children but, enjoyed the exhibits and friendly volunteers
It was amazing not only we have fun but the kids learn so much
Mo Burns USA
This was my second visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I took my son when he was 1 and this time we went he was almost 3. This was a perfect age. There was tons for him to do and he has a blast. He woke up the next morning asking if we were going to see the fishes again!
Worth every penny. Great for little ones and adults. This is the best Aquarium on the west coast. Get there early to miss the crowds. Even when there are a lot of people in the Aquarium it is easy to see all the events and sites. The jelly fish are my favorite. The items in the gift shop are reasonable priced.
A stunning experience. The presentation from the shallows to the deep was done with intelligence and forethought, taking the visitor deeper into the depths as he or she progressed through the displays.
Awesome, Amazing and a good time had by all. It is overwhelming at first and seems to be of a maze to venture through but be sure to see it all! It takes a good two hours or you have missed something! Definitely get your tickets ahead of time or you will be in a very long, slow line to the ticket counter. A must see if in the area.
This is a wonderful place to visit. A lot to learn and see. Staff is helpful and very friendly. Unless you’re bringing really young children, I would say time your visit to earlier in the morning or a weekday to avoid the crowds of kids a bit. We were a little put off by the overwhelming noise level inside. It took away from the relaxing experience you would expect by being able to view the displays and listen to the music they pipe in to add to your experience.
This is an excellent aquarium and a great experience for all ages. I highly recommend it for an enjoyable day as well as educational experience.
Thank you for your service! If I had not bought my tickets thru you I could still be waiting! The line for admission was out the door and up a hill to the next block. I enjoyed walking past the whole thing and going straight to will call to pick up my tickets. Thank you! Highly recommend!
The Aquarium was great...however when we ordered tickets through Viator did we miss the SENIOR rate?
I don't remember seeing that posted. If that means an extra $15 for the aquarium...o.k. but i want to know if it was on your rate listing.
A really fun place to hang out for a day. I'd definitely recommend going!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is amazing! It's huge, with so many really cool exhibits and amazing sea creatures. You have the chance to touch stingrays, starfish and little crabs, and watch feeding sessions for penguins and sea otters! I'm a grown up and I was as giddy as a little child running through all the exhibits. My favorite was definitely the jellyfish - so gorgeous and so mesmerizing to look at! Definitely go!
Wow, wow, and more wow's - 1. Wow what a saving over 'on the door' prices. 2. Wow some amazing jelly fish photo opportunities, and wow, seals, wow, sea lions wow hump back whales all in the bay.