Julie Packard, of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) family in Palo Alto, founded the Monterey Bay Aquarium, establishing the organization as a world-renown marine conservation aquarium like no other in the world. The Monterey Bay Sanctuary is one of the famous aquariums on the west coast. This is a great family friendly attraction that has fascinating exhibits and collections that rival most other aquariums. Some current exhibits include Sea Otters, Giant Octopus, and Jellies: Living Art. This spot is a must see for anyone visiting the Monterey Peninsula. Please join the Monterey Bay Aquarium membership and help promote marine conservation in the oceans.