Friday, May 10, 2013

Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Last week my family and I had the opportunity to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
We had never been and were excited to see what they had to offer!

One of the first things you see when you enter the aquarium 
is the huge display of fish and sharks swimming in the kelp forest.

Feeding time is especially fun when you can gather round and watch the divers dig in their bucket
for different kinds of fishy treats and talk about the sea creatures swimming around them.

There were so many exhibits for us to see!
Lots of big and little aquariums filled with all sorts of interesting creatures!

We loved how hands-on everything was too!
Can you see my son's "tentacles" poking out of this coral?

There was one gigantic tank that had the biggest school of fish I had ever seen!
They were mesmerizing to watch as they swam in perfect synchronization,
parting only to let the occasional shark or turtle swim through.

My favorite exhibit was the jellyfish!
There were so many different kinds to see!
They're amazing!
We had fun waving our arms in front of the human kaleidoscope
and drawing our own jellyfish to set free in the virtual tank!

Can you find the fish so carefully camouflaged??

These creatures are so beautiful to me!

My kids both loved the hands-on area where they could touch all the sea creatures!

You should definitely stop at the cafeteria and taste the renowned clam chowder!
It has bacon in it! Best I've ever eaten!

Thanks Monterey Bay Aquarium for a wonderful visit!
We look forward to seeing you again!

For more info on visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, please click HERE!

Disclosure: I was provided with 2 tickets to visit the aquarium. The opinions expressed are entirely my own!


Desiree Eaglin said...

I love these pictures!!

Unknown said...

Looks like a fun trip! And its definitely on my list of places to visit down the road =)

And love how interactive they are on social media!

Unknown said...

Awesome pictures! We will definitely check it out! I love the pic of the diver!

Melissa said...

We will be driving up to SF next month and I've been told that this place is a not-miss. I can now see that that is true!


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