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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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Wow, they need to raise admission prices

Both my husband and I were impressed with this small but innovative museum with fantastic views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorri F
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San Diego, California
Great Interactive Natural History Exhibits

Well-organized interactive displays provide a good background of the area's marine and bird life... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
treborz1
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Foster City Ca
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (15 reviews)
“great for kids” (13 reviews)
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Morro Bay State Park Road, Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both my husband and I were impressed with this small but innovative museum with fantastic views. There are great visuals and unusual ways of displaying information, with some particularly suited to kids. It also tells it like it is in regard to the impact of...More

Thank Lorri F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well-organized interactive displays provide a good background of the area's marine and bird life. One is also presented with an overview of climatic forces and the importance of good ecological practices.

Thank treborz1
Reviewed 5 October 2017

only $3 or $4 to get in this little museum is well worth spending an hour. Great views down the bay overlooking the town and Morro Rock. The exhibits are interesting and child friendly

Thank shelemar
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My toddler LOVED this museum, although she doesn't yet understand most of the exhibits. There are plenty of things to spin, open, push, and pull for young kids. I would highly recommend this place for families, and it's open most days of the year.

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A great little museum that focuses on the animals and environment of the Morro Bay estuary and the Central Coast. Lots of hands-on exhibits for kids, and amazing views from the Museum building and the hill behind.

Thank William R
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful museum that far exceeded our expectations. We travel a lot and have made a tradition of visiting museums along the way. This museum has been the best we have visited so far. Great staff, excellent exhibits, very hands on. Great for kids and adults.

Thank Nutritionsoynut
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great views of Morro Bay. Sunset was assume! Good area for walking. Morro Bay State Campground is across the street.

Thank Rich179
Reviewed 21 July 2017

If you have never been here, you need to go....especially if you have kids. Docents here are always friendly and helpful, exhibits give lots of information and it also raises your awareness of the fragility of the habitat in and around Morro Bay. Not only...More

Thank 61leslien
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We enjoyed our stop here. It is small but kids everywhere were enjoying the view, and the exhibits, many of which were interactive. The ranger working there was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank Delancy1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Hands on, interactive little museum for all ages. Don't miss nearby windy cove and great blue heron nests on the other side. A very short walk to the top of the rock behind the museum gives you a 360 view of the estuary, Morro Rock,...More

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25 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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