Monterey Bay Activities

Watch the sea otters play in the water at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and read Steinback's Cannery Row while enjoying a bowl of Clam Chowder soup.

Deep Sea Days Exploration Weekend June 10-11 Lots of way cool creatures live way down deep in the ocean, but it's almost impossible for anyone to go see them. Still, a few lucky people HAVE made it down there, and this is your chance to meet some of them—plus others who made the equipment they needed for the trip. They're scientists and engineers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and they'll show you some fancy machines and tell you some fascinating stories. You might even win an exclusive tour of their amazing facilities! Whenever you come to the aquarium, be sure to get your free Official Explorer's Passport and bring the current Online Exploration Activity so you can collect cool passport stamps. And why not wear a special aquarium t-shirt when you're here? It's easy to make one—just download one of our iron-on designs Check out the comments for more Monterey Bay Activities Or Click to Add your own recommendation


mal said...

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a place where everyone has a great time! Sit in front of the jellyfish and relax. Touch the starfish and other sea creatures. They also offer a behind the scenes tour, but you have to call 2 weeks advance.

Lori said...

Here's a way to really get to know the place -- run the most beautiful 10K course in the world

Big Sur River Run
Information & Course Description
Course Description -
A map to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is available for viewing, on-line.

Run: All flat, black-top road loop alongside the Big Sur River, through redwood and oak groves.

Walk: Black-top & dirt road with hills and view. One of the

most beautiful courses in the country.

Start/Finish Area: Big Sur's own Just Friends will provide entertainment in the race staging area.

Food and beverages will be available through the Apple Pie Parents' club.

Finish times are posted, t-shirts from past races are available, and prizes are given out immediately following the race finish.

Time & Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005 10 AM - Sharp

Bib Numbers & T-shirts: Pickup race day beginning at 8 AM.

Location: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - Big Sur, CA 93920 Twenty Six miles south of Carmel.

Entertainment Plus: MUSIC! String Trio in the redwoods,

Bagpipe-Drum Corp, Big Sur's own Just Friends at

Start/Finish line, and musica ranchera by Trio Esparza.

Awards: Prizes in all 10 K run divisions for

first, second and third place (Men-Women's 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over)

Massage Crew: At finish area for 10K all runners get a 10 minute complimentary massage.

Big Sur River Run

irishlass said...

Check out the current weather at a Monterey Web Cam.

Anonymous said...

Try to figure out the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz.

The Mystery Spot is an area about 150 feet in diameter located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. Within the Mystery Spot you will be baffled as the laws of physics and gravity cease to exist.

Discovered in 1939 and opened to the public in 1940, the Mystery Spot has amazed and perplexed hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Many return again to experience the puzzling variations in gravity, perspective, height and more.

Theories: Flying saucer fans speculate that cones of metal were secretly brought here and buried in our earth as guidance systems for their spacecraft. Other theories about what causes the Mystery Spot include carbon dioxide seeping out of the earth, the “highest dielectric biocosmic radiation” known anywhere in the world, and radiesthesia... whatever the cause is, it remains a mystery.