I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium as part of the Finding Dory Press Event and what I discovered is that the Aquarium is perfect for the whole family.
Something for every age
There are Touch Pools, a Wave Room and a play area for the kids
Cool exhibits like Tentacles and Jellyfish that tweens and teens will enjoy.
A really cool gift shop and cute Sea Otters for everyone.
And of course, Dory is there! 😉
Monterey is beautiful.
The coast of Northern California is beautiful and is a must visit location.
You can get up close to the ocean and enjoy beautiful views, beautiful weather and the relaxing sounds of mother nature. For some reason, when I visit Monterey I always seem to be more relaxed.
Here is a relaxing video from the deck of the patio of the The InterContinental – The Clement Monterey.
You can visit a ton of sea life all at once and learn something new.
In one day you can visit a vast array of sea life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and you can even touch some of them! You can visit Birds, Fishes, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Octopuses, Plants and Sea Turtles at the Aquarium and the volunteers are nice and very knowledgeable.
Daily Shows and Feedings are fun to watch and educational.
Everyone enjoys the Sea Otter feeding. It is neat to see because you can get views of the otters under water, on the water and out of the water.
During the Press Event we were allowed backstage to see the Sea Otter Feeding in action. You can also view this on the Aquarium Web cams. Other sea life daily shows include a Penguin feeding, Open Sea feeding, Kelp Forest feeding and more!
Take a peek at the Aquarium web cams to see Jelly Fish, Sea Otters, Sharks, Penguins in action. For more information about visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium visit their website at www.montereybayaquarium.org
Entertainment, Shopping, Lodging and Eating on Cannery Row
Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium isn’t complete without checking out the surrounding area. There are restaurants, entertainment and lodging just steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This area is called Cannery Row and it has plenty to offer for everyone. I highly suggest eating at the Cannery Row Brewing Company, they have the BEST grilled cheese sandwich according to my 6 year-old.
The InterContinental – The Clement Monterey is next door to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and it offers stunning views of the surrounding area.
I hope you get the chance to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
About Finding Dory
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”).
Finding Dory features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.
“Finding Dory” Trailer
Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016
Visit the official site at www.disney.com/findingdory
Disclaimer: Disney/Pixar has invited 5 Minutes for Mom (and me) to Monterey to attend the Finding Dory Event. All expenses have been paid by Disney/Pixar, but all opinions are always 100% my own.