Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz

(85 reviews on the web)
Specialty Museum Museum
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is located in Santa Cruz. Use our Santa Cruz tour planner to add Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and other attractions to your Santa Cruz vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • Right next to the Santa Cruz Wharf. Big clean and many hand on activities for people of all ages. And it has no admission price. Great place for groups of kids.  more »
  • Not that big but full of information and cool graphics. Free to enter but you csn leave a donation on the way out  more »
  • Other than that, it's worth the price you pay, free. This place would be great for young children, lots of computer like interaction. As an adult I would not go back, however children might get someth...  more »
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  • Wonderful exhibits. Sanctuary itself is amazing. Pricing I feel is prohibitively expensive. Luckily had a friend with free passes.
  • My kids like to come here when we go to the beach. Fun interactive exhibits. Nice educational movie.
  • Our three year old loved this place so much that we didn't make it across the street to the beach that day. He was delighted with the robotic underwater camera.
  • Interesting mini hands on exhibits with an attached gift shop. Benefits the Monterey Bay aquarium. I loved it.
  • Lots of interesting information and displays.