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Museum of Natural History

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Address: Morro Bay State Park Road, Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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The emphasis is on interactive and hands-on learning exhibits that provide...

The emphasis is on interactive and hands-on learning exhibits that provide scientific information regarding tidal forces, geology, erosion and environmental issues.

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Went there with kids when they where smaller and it was a great learning experience for the whole family. I think we enjoyed it as much as the kids.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jajamoules
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Tulare, California
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Tulare, California
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with kids when they where smaller and it was a great learning experience for the whole family. I think we enjoyed it as much as the kids.

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rock Narrator is earphones telling history. There is an auditorium with additional information. Gift shop and restrooms are available. Donation box is available.

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Thank Dennis F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great location & great understanding of Moro bay breakdown of wildlife is exceptional take the youngsters they will enjoy it

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1 Thank Mikemhs
Redondo Beach, CA
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Terrific little free museum focusing on the bird and animal life that thrives within the Morro Bay Estuary. Great place for you and your kids to learn the names and behaviors of all the bird species that frequent the Morro Bay are and the sea and land mammal that inhabit the area. Wonderful views of the bay too! If you're... More 

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Thank lancersd
LA
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142 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The museum has a number of hands on exhibits about the geology and animals of the region and was a good way to spend the afternoon with the youngest traveler in the group.

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Baltimore USA
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88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Natural History museums can be dull: not this one! Many things to touch and hold, handles to turn that help you understand which creatures benefit or suffer from tides, how bird migration patterns on the California coast work, and how us humans affect the Morro Bay environment. The museum is small, but we were there for almost 2 hours

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this sweet museum. It was very educational for the area and any other similar estuary. Lovely and helpful staff and lovely view! We walked there and really enjoyed the experience!

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Thank lynnnh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Time to spin those history wheels and learn a bit about the central coast. Great picture and fun things for kids to do. Lots of history about the native Indians and the rock before it was blown up a bit!

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Thank Gregory S
Cayucos, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

the best small museum you will ever see . fun and a great view of the bay . take the kids for a little education and fun .

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Not only is this a very nice museum, but the ladies in the museum store will give you a map and directions to the best bird sightings for the day. There's also a posting outside the door of types of birds sighted for the day. Good info and good souvenirs.

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