This past weekend I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to make one of their summer sleepovers.
Granted there were 300 people (75% kids) and was mostly made up of a various boy scouts, girl scouts and one brownie troop. Then there were families and the handful of people like me who were just adults wanting to stay over night at this world famous aquarium.
The evening was filled with cookies and milk (evening snack of course), crowd free viewing of the whole aquarium's exhibits, a night owl movie and otter trivia.
I must say it was pretty cool settling down next to the jellyfish and also having a view the Open Sea exhibit (1 million gallon tank). Watching the various marine life swimming quietly as I fell asleep was amazing.
Considering the number of kids, it was pretty quiet at night. I feel pretty lucky to have grown up within 40 minutes of Monterey, can't forget those school field trips to the aquarium. I even remember in high school getting the opportunity to visit MBARI, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing to meet some cool researchers.
If you ever have the chance to make it to the aquarium, you don't be disappointed. I'll be making use of my family's annual membership this year!