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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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This was a good place to kill time while waiting for the boat tour. Very reasonably priced and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Judy G
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Kincardine, Canada
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Great rainy day excursion

In Newfoundland on a Sister Trip from Ottawa on August 20th 2017. Decided to check out the Marine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kate R
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Toronto, 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” (29 reviews)
“blue lobster” (13 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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 13 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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped here and it shows some of the marine life off Newfoundland is a nice clean place and has interesting things it ok to do with kids

Thank Twomainers1
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rainy day, and took the tour and learned a lot about marine life. We learned hot to tell a male lobster from a female, not as easy as you would think. We saw two blue lobsters that are very rare and...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a great rainy day activity if you're in the area. Fairly inexpensive admission, but be aware this is a small centre and will take adults easily less than an hour to do/see everything. Kids will probably be quite entertained with the touch tank...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Spend at least 45 minutes learning about the local waters. Tour the back room aquariums. Learn from the university students. Touch and hold local sea life

Thank 1RJL1
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Our family stopped in to check out the marine station during our stay in Norris Point. The station itself is fairly small and we weren't sure how interesting the visit would be. Turned out to be really informative! We had an enthusiastic guide take us...More

Thank valeriebrad
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