Monday, November 1, 2010

California Dreamin' - On to Monterey

MSNBC says Monterey Bay Aquarium is, “one of the most enchanting aquariums in the world;” Coastal Living lists it number two on their USA list; and the Parents website ranks it number one for children, so David and I were anxious to see what all the fuss was about.

View through aquarium window
We love our Birch Aquarium in San Diego, but after four hours in Monterey's gem, we can understand why Monterey Bay Aquarium received such effusive reviews and high rankings.
There are lectures several times during the day, enough displays to intrigue children and adults (Did you know male seahorses are the ones that give birth?), walls of windows with views out to sea, and interactive displays so you can get your hands wet. I could go on and on about the feast for the eyes and mind at this wonderful place, but pictures probably say it best.

Daddy Seahorse

Tropical Fish

The red band indicates this is a rescued penguin.
We fell in love with the seahorses!

Getting a drink isn't easy.

Click for more information about the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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