When Andrew and I did our around-the-US train trip a few years ago, our favourite aquarium (we visited seven on that trip!) was the one at Monterey. Once again, we spent the better part of the day there. As I wrote in 2013, "It was great to see how much they emphasize protecting the ocean environment, all the things that live in the ocean, best fishing practices, and what fish and seafood are sustainable to eat. It is also one of the most kid friendly aquariums we've been to. Lots of very interactive displays -- which these two adults liked as well!"
There was a display area related to fish and other ocean creatures found in Baja which made me even more excited for the Baja portion of this trip. Looking forward to getting to Loreto!