|Swirling Pacific Sardines In The Kelp Forest Exhibit|
We did what we could to save money. We parked in the Cannery Row Garage for a flat fee of $10 (this was cheaper than the $20 fee in another lot close by). The lot is located at 601 Foam Street between Hoffman and Prescott Streets. And it had nice public restrooms next door. Even better, there is an old-fashioned candy store next to the pedestrian exit on Wave Street (601 Wave Street), called The Candy Baron.
|Kid in a candy store!|
|Deck View - Otters, Seals And Even Whales Can Often Be Seen|
The Monterey Aquarium has 12 exhibits including, Sea Otters, Jellyfish, Tentacles, The Kelp Forest, The Open Ocean and more. For parents with small children, there is a must see, or do, exhibit called The Splash Zone. This is a hands on touching, jumping, crawling outlet for inpatient toddlers and their exhausted parents. It's the noisiest area in the whole place!
|There's a lot more to the Splash Zone than this, unfortunately I only took one photo.|
|The Entrance, Located at one end of Cannery Row|
|Check out their live Jellyfish Web Cam!|
|Inside a wave!|
And one more thing, when we exited everyone was hungry. Luckily, right next door to the aquarium is the cheapest place to get a good bread bowl of clam chowder - $8.00 versus $10 or even $12. You can buy it at Austino's Patisserie at 851 Cannery Row.
|$8.00 Bread Bowl of Clam Chowder - Delicious!|
|Looking down Cannery Row From Outside The Aquarium|