No other Central Coast adventure marries this much fun with education. Come early. Linger for hours. Live webcams, a kelp forest, underwater explorations, sharks, thousands of surreal jellyfish, giant turtles, romance tours (be still our beating heart), sleepovers (hey, kids! ), and one of the most dynamic sea otter sightings you may ever experience. All that and a famous giant squid, which, curiously, loves to keep an eye on you and your posse. Bottom line: Visitors become truly engaged here.