Aquarium of the Pacific

California Aquariums are pretty cool. We haven’t been to that many but we love the Monterey Bay Aquarium and California Academy of Sciences out of the few we’ve seen. When my cousin said that the Aquarium of the Pacific reminds her of the one in Monterey, it went immediately to our must-see list. Vic’s a fish by nature and if we had aquariums like this close to home, he’d volunteer in the shark tank to feed the fish and give demonstrations. Continue reading

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California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences is one of the nations largest natural history museums. It houses over 26 million specimens according to wiki and is located in Golden Gate Park. Continue reading

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is located in Baltimore, Maryland. It opened on August 8, 1981, houses 2,200,000 US gallons of water and 17,000 specimens of 750 species. In 2003, the National Aquarium and the National Aquarium in Washington (this one was independent from the Baltimore one) joined each other as one National Aquarium. Their mission is to inspire conservation. Continue reading

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium was founded in 1984, is non-profit and open to the public. It’s located on Cannery Row in Monterey and the site was a former sardine cannery. The aquarium utilizes the ocean by using pipes to pump in and circulate fresh ocean water. There are over 600 species of animals and plants on display. They don’t house any animals except sea otters which are rescued through it’s Sea Otter Program.  Continue reading