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Monterey Bay Sights

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

  • 35 Pacific Ave. Map It
  • Santa Cruz
  • Information Center

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

The interactive and multimedia exhibits at this fascinating interpretive center reveal and explain the treasures of the nation's largest marine sanctuary. The two-story building, across from the main beach and municipal wharf, has films and exhibits about migratory species, watersheds, underwater canyons, kelp forests, and intertidal zones. The second-floor deck has stellar ocean views and an interactive station that provides real-time weather, surf, and buoy reports.

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35 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Wed.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 05/05/2014


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