This year our time was shortened by C's evening midterm, which meant we could only stop by our favorite exhibits before starting the drive home.
|sardines in Open Sea|
|rockfish in the Kelp Forest|
|white-spotted rose anemone in Rocky Shore|
Just outside of the aquarium is Cannery Row, made famous in Steinbeck's novel of the same name. If you look up, you'll see that the trinket shop is actually the original model for Lee Chong's general store.
Science, history and literature: I love how the Monterey Bay Aquarium integrates it all. This was likely our last year to attend Homeschool Aquarium Day, but we still plan to come and visit whenever we can.
P.S. My friend Jen and her family have been longtime traveling companions to Monterey, and she also went down again this year. Please read her take on the aquarium sea horses at her blog post here.