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Museum of Natural History

Morro Bay State Park Road, Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-772-2694
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One of the best

I have visited many 'museums' and this one rates amongst the top. Well laid out exhibits and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
antis
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Scotland
A Sweet Little Gem

This little museum is amazing! From the picturesque views to the friendly and helpful staff to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RosyRJ
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Orange, California
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The emphasis is on interactive and hands-on learning exhibits that provide scientific information regarding tidal forces, geology, erosion and environmental issues.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great for kids” (14 reviews)
“all ages” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
Morro Bay State Park Road, Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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+1 805-772-2694
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"great for kids"
in 14 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 7 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"volunteer staff"
in 3 reviews
"local birds"
in 5 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 4 reviews
"great educational experience"
in 2 reviews
"whole family"
in 8 reviews
"worth spending an hour"
in 2 reviews
"whale bones"
in 2 reviews
"special features"
in 2 reviews
"the morro bay area"
in 7 reviews
"bring the kids"
in 3 reviews
"great view of the bay"
in 3 reviews
"morro rock"
in 16 reviews
"great info"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited many 'museums' and this one rates amongst the top. Well laid out exhibits and very pleasnat staff made our visit memorable.

Thank antis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum is amazing! From the picturesque views to the friendly and helpful staff to the nice quality exhibits, this museum has a lot to offer. Especially sized right and geared for hands-on fun and learning for the little ones and the grown-ups too....More

Thank RosyRJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many interactive exhibits. Even adults like to turn the wheels and see how waves work! The viewing deck offers a good spot for bird watching. Nice gift shop, too.

Thank het
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Stumbled on this park. Walked around, there are trails and a nice path, a museum and gift shop. Beautiful!

Thank Donna V
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is small but it offers excellent exhibitions focused on local natural history. It is a particularly good place to introduce children to coastal ecosystems. Adults can learn a lot, too. We did. We particularly enjoyed the taxidermy specimens of local birds and wildlife....More

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

For such a compact museum, it's chock-full of great displays. There are also plenty of opportunities for great views of the bay. The $3 entrance fee is very reasonable. If there was just one potential negative - some of the displays, particularly screens that have...More

Thank Brad W
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

What a great educational experience! My two daughters learned quite a bit about local history and ecology. There is a 7 minute video about sea otters that pup in the bay. They have many interactive displays that are educational, interesting, and fun. We participated in...More

Thank Lori V
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The people operating the museum were very friendly and helpful. Did not mind spending time talking about the exhibits. Also about other area locations to visit.

Thank Eric M
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It had been over 20 years since I last visited this museum. Around 2002 it was upgraded. Friends from out of the area suggested we visit and we were all glad we did, Located within Morro Bay State Park the museum is perched on an...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

My older teens did not want to take the time to read the exhibits so they put on a puppet show for each other, but I enjoyed reading and doing the interactive exhibits. We did a kayak tour on the bay and estuary the day...More

Thank Andrea H
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26 January 2017|
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Response from Terry D | Reviewed this property |
The museum charges $2.00 entry fee UNLESS you are camping in the state park campground across the street, then it's FREE.
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