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Get Your Animal Fix with a Virtual Zoo Visit

Bust out of your 4 walls and check in on the animal kingdom in Chicago (and beyond!) . . . virtually, of course!

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Where to See Sea Lions, Elephant Seals & Whales

The winter is a perfect time to visit some of the marine mammals that live along our Bay Area coast.

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Insider’s Guide to the Exploratorium

Spend all day at Pier 15’s Exploratorium where science, art and human perception intersect in the most amazing ways.

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Insider’s Guide to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cozy up with a cephalopod and learn what otters like to eat at your next visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Road Trip! Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel

Tide pools, sand for days and more sun that you can imagine—all are part of your next road trip south.

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The Butterflies Have Arrived! See Thousands of Monarchs in Pacific Grove

Did you know there is a place just a day trip away where hundreds of butterflies congregate during the chilly winter months?

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Zoos Participate in Savage #CuteAnimalTweetOff and It’s Exactly What We Need

It’s only the start of 2017, but a wicked battle is brewing in Twitter world . . . possibly the biggest we’ll see this year. Luckily this duel isn’t about politics, mommy wars, or anything else that’ll make you want…

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The Best Boardwalks to Stroll This Summer

There’s no better place to enjoy summer than these eight beach promenades.

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The Most Magical Road Trip: Monterey

We tell you where to take your smallest Steinbecks in and around this laid back seaside town, from butterfly forests to chowder houses to a place where kids can scuba with their clothes on.

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Swim with the Fishes with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Underwater Explorers

A brand new offering at the beloved Monterey Bay Aquarium lets kids aged 8–13 strap on scuba gear and get closer to their famed Great Tide Pool then ever before—by diving right in!

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Down By the Bay: Kayaking & Fishing Fun for Kids

If it weren’t for pruney fingers, we’re pretty sure our kids would never get out of the water. Between their obsession with the aquarium and anything related to Finding Nemo or Spongebob Squarepants, quenching their thirst for all things ocean…

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Meet the Aquarium’s Newest Giant

It heartens us when we see families load up the ol’ wood-paneled wagon — or, nowadays, we suppose, the hybrid SUV — and find the last remaining drive-in theaters still showing summertime movies. Kids should wear pajamas and fall asleep…

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Worth the Drive: Rare First for a California Aquarium

Ask anyone who has owned a home aquarium this question: Is it a snap to keep and care for the creatures of the deep? The answer is, of course, no, it is not, not if it is done properly. But…

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Worth the Drive: New Jellies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The recent news from the Monterey Bay Aquarium that Toola, “the most important animal in the aquarium’s sea otter program,” had died was certainly sad (the 28-year-old otter passed away due to “natural causes and infirmities of age.” But her…

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Worth the Drive: Meet a New Sea Otter Pup

Not every denizen at an aquarium happens to be born at the aquarium. Take Pup 572, for example. He was found on a stretch of beach near Cayucos just after the new year. No mom was with the six-pound boy,…

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Kid-Friendly Monterey and Carmel

Kid-Friendly Monterey – Exploring Monterey Bay and Carmel Peninsula with Kids

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Spring is the perfect time to introduce young ones to the wonders of the Monterey Bay and the surrounding coast. Along with the usual…

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