Monterey Bay Aquarium #FindingDoryEvent

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.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Giant Window

Something for every age

There are Touch Pools, a Wave Room and a play area for the kids

Monterey Bay Aquarium Wave Room

Monterey Bay Aquarium Wave Room Tween

Cool exhibits like Tentacles and Jellyfish that tweens and teens will enjoy.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Jellyfish


A really cool gift shop and cute Sea Otters for everyone.
Monterey_Bay Aquarium Gift Shop Top

Monterey-Bay-Aquarium Mommy baby otter

And of course, Dory is there! 😉


Monterey is beautiful.

The coast of Northern California is beautiful and is a must visit location.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Tide Pool Area

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.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Life


Monterey_Bay_Aquarium Touch Pool Excitement

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!

Monterey Bay Aquarium FindingDoryEvent Backstage Sea Otter Training Bloggers

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

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. Cannery Row Restaurant - Cannery Row Brewing Company

The InterContinental – The Clement Monterey is next door to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and it offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

InterContinential - The Clement Monterey

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?Dory and Whale Whale Shark - Destiny #FindingDory

Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”).

"Pixar And Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films" Presentation At Disney's D23 EXPO 2015

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 14: Director Andrew Stanton (L) and producer Lindsey Collins of FINDING DORY took part today in “Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Finding Dory features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

D23 Expo 2015 Cast - Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell,

“Finding Dory” Trailer

Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016

Finding Dory Movie Poster - Have You Seen Her?

Like Finding Dory on Facebook, follow on Twitter, InstagramPinterest and Tumblr.

Visit the official site at

Finding Dory Coloring Sheets - Dory, Marlin, Nemo, Sea Otters, Hank and more!!
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.

About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

Speak Your Mind