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Bonne Bay Marine Station

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1 Clarkes Lane, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3V0, Canada
+1 709-458-2550
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Pleasant surprise!

Those visiting the Bonne Bay Marine Station and expecting a generic "aquarium" experience are in... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Carol A
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Woodstock, Illinois
Not your average tourist trap!

This is not just a museum, it is a marine ecology research and teaching facility. We got our... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Cottonelle
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Ottawa, Canada
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A world-class research and teaching facility, the Bonne Bay Marine Station on Newfoundland's breath-taking west coast is dedicated to expanding knowledge of marine ecology. Take an interactive tour of our aquarium and observe some of the marine plants and animals living in Bonne Bay. We will introduce you to fragile marine plankton, the "saltwater soup" of our oceans. Get your hands wet among the sea stars, coralline algae, hermit crabs, and other curious creatures living in our ever popular touch tank. Storyboards, underwater footage, and interactive displays inform visitors about our latest research endeavors. Tours are provided by knowledgeable, friendly, student interpreters, and are approximately 45 minutes in duration.
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“touch tank” (31 reviews)
“blue lobster” (14 reviews)
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1 Clarkes Lane, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3V0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Those visiting the Bonne Bay Marine Station and expecting a generic "aquarium" experience are in for a pleasant surprise. This station is dedicated to educating the public about the unique marine life of Bonne Bay. Rather than just peering at fish in a tank, visitors...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is not just a museum, it is a marine ecology research and teaching facility. We got our money's worth and an education about the diverse habitat, fish and marine life around Bonne Bay and Newfoundland. Our tour guide also entertained us so although it...More

Thank Cottonelle
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice spot to visit and all ages will love the touch tank. I found the tour very informative and interesting.

Thank Parsons76
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Our Inn operator suggested we go here and it was interesting, informative and lots of fun. It is an aquarium and research centre. Our tour guide was witty and very knowledgeable. Blue lobster, 3-clawed lobster and all sorts of interesting touch and feel and static...More

Thank ctichel1
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Bonne Baie Marine Station is a marine research facility and aquarium located in Norris Point, in Gros Morne National Park, just off route 430. My wife and I completed a cross country road trip in June and I stopped here in September on a...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This was a good place to kill time while waiting for the boat tour. Very reasonably priced and staff were knowledgeable. If you aren't into biology you have a lovely deck with a view to enjoy.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

In Newfoundland on a Sister Trip from Ottawa on August 20th 2017. Decided to check out the Marine station on a rainy day and it was well worth the visit. We took the tour and our guide was a young man who is in school...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Kids loved the hands on experience! Our guide, Erica was so informative and friendly. Must do if you're in the area!

Thank nat-doc
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited here on a wet afternoon. Has information boards a touch tank and then a guided tour which takes you behind the scenes to see other marine animals. All are from Bonne Bay and are kept at the correct temperature in water circulated from...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The young woman we had as our guide was very articulate and possessed a vast amount of knowledge of the marine life in the Bay Area. The ability to interact with some of the sea creatures was a real thrill. The displays of live creatures...More

Thank Warren D
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