July 27, 2016
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is located at 35 Pacific Ave, across from the entrance to the wharf. It is FREE admission whoo-hoo! Although donations are accepted. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
This place is great - whether you just have ten minutes or a few hours. It is a visitors center to explore, educate, and create the connection with the ocean. While there are no live animals at the Sanctuary Exploration Center, there are lots of interactive displays, videos, and fun things to play! The interactive displays include an ROV - a mini submarine for exploring the deep - that you get to play with, as well as a great little video about the Monterey Bay and a Liquid Galaxy from Google. From tide pools to kelp forests, shipwrecks to creatures in the deep sea, come find out more at the Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. Fun for kids, parents, teachers and visitors, well worth checking out.