Melinda and I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium today. Turns out it was also a free visit day for anyone living in Monterey County, so it was a bit more crowded than otherwise, but way less than in mid-summer. We were early enough to see just the tail end of the 10:30a otter feeding, and again for the 1:30p feeding. The aquarium is very nice and has many pretty exhibits, but there's not much on scientific interpretation. The jellyfish are pretty to look at, and the seahorse exhibit really does show there's a lot more to seahorses than just the prototypical seahorse with curled tail. It was a bit expensive, $30 per person, and another $10 for the meter. The cost for the meter was offset, though, by me being impressed that it used a progressive cost structure: $1/hr for the first two hours, $2/hr for the next two, and $4/hr for any hours beyond that, up to 12 total. Our visit in all added up to 4.5 hours so we left 30 minutes on the meter when we left.