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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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Small But Interesting and Informative

This is a nice location and it has interesting items to view as well as displays that are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ohana
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Santa Barbara, CA
A lovely museum

We really enjoyed our visit here. That end of the bay is wonderful, and we would not have seen it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
catiesbubbie
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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” (15 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"
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"all ages"
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"interactive displays"
in 8 reviews
"nice gift shop"
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"stuffed animals"
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"small hill"
in 3 reviews
"low cost"
in 3 reviews
"local birds"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 8 reviews
"the morro bay area"
in 7 reviews
"morro rock"
in 17 reviews
"great view of the bay"
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"sand spit"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"bird sanctuary"
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"parking lot"
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"california coast"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice location and it has interesting items to view as well as displays that are informative. Great for kids, it's not very big so you can go through it fairly quickly if so desire. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank ohana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. That end of the bay is wonderful, and we would not have seen it had we not ventured to find the museum. The staff there were so very friendly and informative, the displays excellent. Highly recommend it for visitors.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a Treasure! Hands-on exhibit shows knowledge, care, and love! Only $3 - best $3 we spent on the trip.

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Not often you’ll find such a pleasantly located museum and this one includes a magnificent view of the bay and estuary it goes to such great lengths to inform people about. Excellent value at just $3pp, lots of information and interactive activities aimed with conservation...More

1  Thank MandM29
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This was a nice and informative museum. Very inexpensive and our grandson really enjoyed it. It was nice to learn about our surroundings. I would visit again.

Thank Michele D
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We brought a large family group and were pleased by the low cost, friendly staff and interesting displays and information. The displays show a wide range of habitats, natural phenomenon and the creatures that inhabit the area. There is an amazing view of the bay...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Most people who visit Morro Bay, usually go to near the Morro Rock, which is right at one of the beaches. However, the Museum of Natural History is within minutes of the Heron Rookery, Morro Bay State Park, Montaña de Oro State Park, the El...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

You and the kiddos will learn as you have fun with the interactive displays detailing information about the Morro Rock, the marsh, the animals, etc. The attached store has unique stuffed animals, maps of the area which tell you where to explore tide pools and...More

1  Thank Raq S
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Plan to spend a couple of hours here. Entry fee was $3. Lots of interactive displays to keep the children busy. The staff are helpful,friendly and knowledgable and as always have a genuine passion for what they do. When you finish here drive the mile...More

Thank norman c
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

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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January 25, 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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