On April 12, 2014 an innovative new exhibit will open at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. "Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes" will be an intriguing look into the behaviors of this interesting group of marine animals. Also known as "cephalopods," these members of the mollusk family are identifiable by their large heads, and many arms or tentacles. Marine biologists have been known to call them "cephs" for short! The eagerly awaited exhibit will feature an octopus grotto, and will showcase the challenges of displaying these elusive creatures. The Aquarium's "octopus wranglers" will share surprising stories of these rarely-seen animals, who can be playful escape artists in addition to secretive seekers of unlikely hiding places. Tickets for the Aquarium may be purchased at the Concierge desk at InterContinental The Clement Monterey, and allow two day admission for the price of one. Visitors often need two days to do justice to the amazing variety of sea life and marine mammals who are residents of the aquarium. As the closest hotel to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Clement allows guests to maximize their time and access to this magnificent attraction with its spectacular coastal location on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Ticket pricing and information: $24.95 (child) $39.95 (adult) $35.95 (seniors & students) Tickets may be purchased at our Concierge desk, and provide two days of admission for the one-day price. The Aquarium is closed on Christmas Day. Current hours are 10 am-6pm. Hours have slight seasonal variations and can be confirmed on the Aquarium website.