Otter Days Event at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sept. 21–22 (Sat.–Sun.) 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Included with Aquarium admission – More Info
Kick off national Sea Otter Awareness Week with “Otter Days,” our annual celebration of all things otter, including special feeding and training sessions and opportunities to meet our sea otter staff. Be sure to check out our “Otter Spotter” station where you’ll have the chance to find otters in the wild with the help of high-powered optics and knowledgeable staff. – More Info
Nope, it was the Space Shuttle Endeavour!
Photo by Matt Collins
Our apologies if you tried to call our office Friday morning – we were all outside with our necks craned to the sky.
Because after orbiting the globe nearly 4,700 times and logging in more than 123 million miles, the Endeavour flew over the Monterey Aquarium and Cannery Row as part of a goodbye lap over California. What an awesome sight!
Another cool new exhibit is opening at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The magical world of jellies—”graceful, dancing drifters that pulse and glow, flash colorful lights and often pack a powerful sting”—will come alive in a blaze of psychedelic glory when “The Jellies Experience” opens March 31.
The exhibit promises to envelop visitors in a sensory extravaganza: from a room that immerses you in a living moon jelly swarm to exhibits of jellies that pulse like living rainbows.
This 7,000 square foot, $3.5 million exhibit focuses on animals that have “no heads, hearts, brains, bones or true eyes”— yet have survived for hundreds of millions of years (and are considered among the ocean’s major predators).
“The Jellies Experience” is included with aquarium admission: $34.95 adult; $29.95 senior (over 65) and student (full-time college, with I.D.); $19.95 children and the disabled; under 3 free.
The Aquarium is open every day except Christmas, and it’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey, right behind our office. Stop by and say hi!