Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center124 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8314219993
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach, Family And Kids
Opened as a modern and futuristic visitor center, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center features a number of wonderfully engaging audio/video exhibits that provide an interactive and educational interface to its visitors. The new building was opened in 2012, very close to the ocean, right next to the Municipal Wharf. If you want to learn extensively about the marine world and the threats faced by them, then a visit to the Sanctuary Exploration Center is highly recommended.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center Travel Tips
- Self guided tours available on reservation only.
Entrance Ticket Details For Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
- Admission is free.
How to Reach Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
- Buses 03, 19 and 20 stop at Pacific & Viaduct bus station.
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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27.13% of people who visit Santa Cruz include Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in their plan
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44.44% of people start their Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
83.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center Reviews & Ratings
Cute, little center with informative exhibits that little ones would love. Lots of interactivity and an exhibit featuring a submersible robot you can control. Very nifty place. Good for a 30 minute stop, if you're tired of seeing the real coast
Monterey Bay is a natural sanctuary for the Marine wildlife & makes for an excellent 1 day trip from Sam Francisco or the South Bay. It had excellent sea food & a great board walk nearby as well. Be sure to enjoy a nice evening off with your family at this natural beauty while also exposing yourself to the beautiful wildlife around the area. Be sure to ponder about the dangers about global warming while you are here because it is close to the coast & seems to be getting warmer by the year!
Free. The short film was educational about the abundance of sea life in the Monteray Bay sanctuary. You leave with the appreciation of nature. Also some hands on activities for kids.
There is an underwater robot you can drive and a small movie theater upstairs showing cool 15 minute flicks about the history of the Monterey Bay. I learned about the ochre starfish here and the possible fate of the bay. There is a gift shop downstairs and every employee my wife and I ever encountered we're well informed and super nice. Lovely.
Lots history and information about this area of the California coastline. The volunteers are very helpful and pleasant. When I was there it was free of charge.