What They’re Saying About the Aquarium

“Amazing exhibits, fish large and small, fantastic corals,
unbelievably beautiful jellyfish, sardines going around
overhead. A thrill.”
TripAdvisor™ Travelers’ Choice® awards

“One of the most enchanting aquariums in the world.”
Forbes Traveler

“Not only is it one of the premier organizations
fighting to save our oceans from overfishing and
pollution, it is also a haven for marine life lovers eager
to gaze at playful otters, undulating jellyfish, waddling
penguins, respect-inducing sharks—and faithful
re-creations of local underwater habitats.”
Los Angeles Times

“For my money, the best aquarium in America.”
—Keith Bellows, editor, National Geographic Traveler

“…arguably the greatest aquarium in the world.”
The Guardian

“Monterey Bay Aquarium is the most technically
sophisticated—and perhaps the most esthetically
successful—public aquarium yet built.”

“…set a new bar in the art of showing off sea creatures
to the public.”
USA Today

“Coolest aquarium in the world.”
—Bill Nye,“The Science Guy”

“As soon as you enter the aquarium, the cathedral aura
of the Kelp Forest, with sunlight streaming down from
above, turns your head and pulls you over, bidding you
to slow down andmeditate on the majesty that lies hidden just offshore.”
National Geographic

“Stunning seems too meager an adjective...”
Dallas Morning News

“…knock-your-socks-off marine exhibits.”
Boston Globe

“A superstar…a perfect balance between education
and entertainment.”
—Copley News Service

“This aquarium routinely makes history.”
National Geographic Traveler

“One of the world’s most impressive aquariums”
Financial Times of London

“Making the ordinary extraordinary is business as usual
at the (Monterey Bay) aquarium.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“Remarkable…As I watched the schools of fish slowly
circling…I began to slip into the rhythm, the silence, of
life under the surface of Monterey Bay, a deep and
boundless home.”
New York Times

“It won’t get you wet, but it will make your head swim.”
Sacramento Bee

“Standing before the showpiece of the Outer Baywing—
the world’s largest window, opening onto a seemingly
infinite water world swirling with tuna, barracuda,
bonitos and sharks—I realize I’m confronting the
newest Wonder of theWorld.”
— American Airlines’ American Way

“We dare you not to bemesmerized and enriched by
this eco-conscious aquarium.”

“As a habitual aquarium-goer, I’ve seen my share of
these institutions...The Monterey Bay Aquarium is, for
me, the clear winner...Like all great aquariums [it] offers
not just an assemblage of fish but a passionate argu-
ment that the ocean is far more intricate and alive than
you ever imagined it to be.”