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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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Looking for a place to take the kids while staying in Morro Bay? Head to the Museum of Natural History across the road from Morro Bay State Park and campground. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry D
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Morro Bay, California
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Morro Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a place to take the kids while staying in Morro Bay? Head to the Museum of Natural History across the road from Morro Bay State Park and campground. Lots of interesting and educational information for the whole family. A great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Los Osos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is one of the only museums in a CA state park. Founded about 50 years ago by volunteers, it occupies a premier location on morro bay. It has a large collection of interactive displays, a great gift shop and superb views. Entrance is very cheap, and the volunteer staff i more than eager to help. A great place to... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a great place to visit if by yourself or with your kids or grand kids. It has great views many educational and interactive activities. It has a great gift shop with a great book selection.

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1 Thank Jonathan M
Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Morro Bay Museum of Natural History is a nice little plce for all ages. Beautiful view of morrow bay with great interacting displays. Nice people and informative.

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Clovis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have visited this museum many times over the past 40 years. I always come away with a bit of knowledge I didn't have before. Nicely done displays and dioramas of the local flora and fauna will impress you. Take some time and hike around the museum grounds and up to the heron rookery. Pack a picnic lunch, or bring... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at how good this little museum is! There were a nice variety of exhibits about the bay, weather, climate, environment -- everything very well done. And there are several well-informed and interesting docents who really enhance the experience. There's also a small gift shop with nice things for sale -- all of which benefit the park.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The museum is wonderful, but it's a very, very long walk for people with disabilities; ie using a cane or walker. This was a big issue for us.

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Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The displays and exhibits were updated and informative, and the Docents helped us understand life in an estuary.

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Thank 5foot18
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It's a small little gem right above the kayak launching dock. The museum is SUPER interactive - everything moves, talks, spins, makes sounds - the amount of information presented is astonishing for such a little place. The telescope that allows to view Morro Rock is a special bonus. Add whale bones. Add $3 admission and $1 magnets (seriously where else... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum is very interactive. The displays lead you through the natural history of the area in a well thought out way. Children would love this place. The guides are very knowledgeable and all for $3 an adult.

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