Monterey Bay Aquarium Hosting New Year's Eve Sleepover Party

October 28, 2019
Monterrey Bay Aquarium in the Coastal town of Monterey in Central California. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is gearing up for another New Year's Eve sleepover party, which is good news if you want to ring in 2020 amongst the enchanted kelp forest, the ocean's edge, or one of the aquarium's many vibrant zones.

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The event is family-friendly as it's for ages 5 and up. There will be a sparkling cider toast as the new year begins as well as beer and wine for adults.

For food there will be a build-your-own taco bar, a sundae bar, and breakfast in the cafe on New Year's morning.

There will also be a pajama dance party before you sleep in your the designated sleepover area of your choice.

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