With over 40,000 plants, animals and sea life the Monterey Bay Aquarium is an ideal place to explore. The aquarium features many interactive activities. There are penguins, sea otter’s feedings and shallow ponds where visitors can touch sea creatures. Also, those who want to get a more in-depth understanding of aquarium operations can attend one of the several tours. In fact, the trips range from 60 to 120 minutes and can be booked ahead of time.
The Aquarium is planning a unique scuba experience for kids with exceptional challenges. In collaboration with the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation, the event is scheduled for the summer of 2018. Furthermore, parents that wish to prepare their kids for their visit can download printables available on the venue's website. The printables include games and activities to keep children occupied for hours. Furthermore, the site features live webcams to "check up" on favorite animals.