Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz

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  • Great Opportunity to see Marine Exploration Center Terrific Film and learning center. Great for Kids. Real nice gift center  more »
  • An easy walk round and watching a video should take about 30mins but you can easily take much longer. Staff were all friendly and the shop had some lovely items to buy which aren't in the other local ...  more »
  • located down town by the boardwalk and Warf great place to learn about marine life staff very friendly help full and your free to go about at your own pace. free admission  more »
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  • This museum has very interesting hands on exhibits. It's free admission. It is very educational. I feel I learned a lot about the ocean. My son's favorite was the underwater exploration exhibit. I liked the tide pool exhibit. There is a very cute gift shop downstairs. There is an elevator so it seems to be wheelchair accessible.
  • This would be a great place to take kids, especially those old enough to enjoy reading the displays. The touch pools were cool and you could pet a shark, which was really neat. The trails around the buildings were nice and there were plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the ocean.
  • I spent around 45 mins here and it was wonderful. Must see the video bc it has lots of interesting information. The workers are so nice, best part of my trip
  • Very educational. Definately learned a lot there. Highly recommend it. It is great for younger kids. There are multiple interactive games that they can play to learn more about the bay area. Even older kids and adults can learn a lot there. Depending on how much you already know about the bay, it can be a quick stop. Enjoy!
  • It was a nice place for the kids to explore and do hands on learning. It had interactive games. The underwater rover was a hit with my son. He wants to learn to make one of those.
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