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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feathered Friends Weekend

Feathered Friends Weekend

Meet a blackfooted penguin and Laysan albatross at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Sunday, Oct 30, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Aquarium's B-Movie Halloween

Monterey Bay Aquarium's B-Movie Halloween

The watery destination offers some cheeky e-cards. Watch out for Vampire Squid! Read »

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fiesta del Mar

Fiesta del Mar

It's the Monterey Bay Aquarium's annual Latin American cultural festival. Ocean conservation is a theme of the day. Read »

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Aquarium Welcomes Great White

Monterey Bay Aquarium Welcomes Great White

A young shark goes temporarily on exhibit. Want to see him? Get to Monterey and quick. Read »

Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Otter Days

Otter Days

Monterey Bay Aquarium is turning a whole weekend over to some of its whiskeriest denizens. Read »

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Opening of Open Sea

The Opening of Open Sea

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's refreshed Outer Bay galleries get a new look. And maybe a young great white shark, too. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Underwater Explorers Program

Underwater Explorers Program

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is suiting up young visitors for an immersive experience. Read »

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Drifters Galleries Reopen

Drifters Galleries Reopen

Those popular jellies and nettles are back, just in time for summer. Read »

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World Oceans Day in Monterey

World Oceans Day in Monterey

Monterey Bay Aquarium honors our waters with a host of weekend activities. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Sleepover at the Aquarium

Spring Sleepover at the Aquarium

Sharks and jellies don't need sleeping bags, but they'll be nearby. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.