The Monterey Bay Aquarium is the best aquarium that I have ever been to. I do not visit many aquariums but I do not remember another one being as good as this. I spent most of the day there and still did not get to see everything.
The aquarium has an impressive collection of exhibits including the new Tentacles Exhibit but my favorite was the Jellies Experience. I kept returning to it to watch the mesmerizing Jellies swim around the tanks. I doubt there is another aquarium in the world that has this extensive of a display of Jellies. I could not get enough of it.
Below are some of photos and videos I took during my visit.
JELLIES EXPERIENCE PHOTOS
JELLIES EXPERIENCE VIDEOS
The first two videos are of Blubber Jellies. They are so much fun to watch and the psychedelic music enhances the whole experience. The last video is of a Purple Striped Jelly that looks so elegant as it floats through the water.
- The Monterey Bay Aquarium located on Cannery Row and is open daily.
- Tickets are $39.95 for adults and $24.95 for children 3-12. Discounts are given for Seniors and Students.
- Local hotels have two day tickets for the price of a one day ticket. This is a good deal if you are going to be there more than one day.
DISCLAIMER: My visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium was part of a trip sponsored by the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. All opinions are my own.