World Ocean Day at Monterey Bay Aquarium
- When: Sunday, June 8, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The Monterey Bay Aquarium exists because of the ocean, so every day for them is "Ocean Day." But in conjunction with the international observance of such, they kick into overdrive with two days of activities as sprawling as the facility itself (which was modeled after the fish cannery that once stood there, btw). The conservation and awareness-raising events include a demonstration by "Sherman Lagoon" cartoonist Jim Toomey, Peter Weiss the singing scientist, MBARI's ROV (the Aquarium scientists' submarine, basically), the Monterey Museum of Art craft room (Sunday only), face painting, a film on climate change, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marine biologist presentation (Saturday only) and more. All the above events are included with regular Aquarium admission; the day and sunset cruises aboard the educational, 65-foot sailboat Derek M. Baylis is separate. [WR]
10am-6pm/Sat-Sun. Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. $25/adults; $23/seniors (over 65), full-time college students; $16/children 3-12, disabled. 648-4888. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org.