More old buildings get torn down and replaced with fake charm.
Julie Packard announced Tuesday that the aquarium has purchased adjoining buildings — both within walking distance of the aquarium — one of which will be transformed into a 13,000-square-foot Ocean Education and Leadership Center for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The buildings at 585 and 625 Cannery Row were purchased for $12.4 million. The building at 625 Cannery http://www.montereyherald.com/localnews/ci_25982512/monterey-bay-aquarium-plans-ocean-education-center-students?source=rssRow will be used for the Ocean Education Center, while the purpose for the other building has yet to be determined. The purchase includes the parking lots adjacent to the buildings to provide a drop-off and pick-up area for school groups.