|What:||Explore the wild coast of Baja California in Monterey Bay Aquarium’s newest special exhibition, “¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.” This 3.8 million dollar exhibit includes colorful tropical fishes and invertebrates, plus the aquarium’s most diverse terrestrial exhibit, where—for the first time at the aquarium--you’ll encounter snakes, scorpions, tortoises, tarantulas and lizards that call Baja’s sun-scorched deserts home. Discover the extraordinary creatures living in lush mangrove forests that cling to the border of land and sea and teem in vibrant reefs. Learn how conservation groups on both sides of the border are working to ensure the future of this vibrant place and its animals, especially the vaquita–-the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Delight in interactive experiences such as “Rainbow Reefs” where visitors can decorate their own fish and send it to swim on a virtual coral reef. Enhance your experience with special auditorium program “Journey to Baja: A Tale of Three Travelers.” This program follows the migration of gray whales, brown pelicans, and elephant seals to the protected islands and beaches of Baja.|
|Where:||Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California.|
|When:||Opens March 19, 2016|
|Admission:||Included with aquarium admission: $39.95 adult; $34.95 senior (over 65) and student (13–17 or with college ID); $24.95 child (3–12) (2014 rates). Children under 3 are admitted free. Group rates available with advance booking for parties of 20 or more.|
Parking in Cannery Row parking garage three blocks away. Free MST trolley service links the aquarium with downtown Monterey and waterfront destinations during peak summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
|Information:||General information is available at montereybayaquarium.org or (831) 648-4800. Advance tickets are available online or by calling (866) 963-9645. No service charge to print tickets at home or to pick them up on arrival; small fee to receive tickets by mail. Local hotels also sell two-day tickets (at one-day prices) to guests.|