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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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Call me Ishmael

Your whale is here. At least the back bone. Still impressive, though. Come to BBMS for an aquatic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
StaticKPMariner
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Peoria, Illinois
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It's small but it has enthusiastic guides who are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kulbi
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Thornhill, 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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1 Clarkes Lane, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3V0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Your whale is here. At least the back bone. Still impressive, though. Come to BBMS for an aquatic education that's fun, quick, and absolutely perfect for a rainy, Newfoundland day. Take a tour to get access to the look-but-don't-touch tanks. There's some really cool things...More

Thank StaticKPMariner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's small but it has enthusiastic guides who are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the different specimens in the tanks, many of which can be held.

Thank Kulbi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make sure to call ahead to time your visit so you can join a guided tour, which on its own is worth the price of admission. Our tour guide, Leah, was excellent - very knowledgeable about the local marine life, its environment and history. The...More

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there as part of Gros Morne Adventure Tour and enjoyed it. Don't be fooled by the simple setting at the front - wait till you enter the aquarium. Four- clawed lobster, sea stars, octopus just caught from the bay. Our guide is knowledgeable...More

Thank Hui L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the marine station in July 2017. It was about $6.00 per person, and well worth the price. There is a whale spine to see, along with other interesting whale bits and the plankton they eat. Tons of tanks (sea cucumber,...More

Thank dangerouslemons
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a nominal fee for admission but once inside you can take a free tour. The tour includes access to ocean creatures in tanks behind the scenes. We saw a yellow and a blue lobster, jellyfish, starfish, etc. The Guide was very knowledgeable. After...More

Thank Stacey O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the waterfront, an active experimental fishery lab. Lots to see and touch. Great young guides. Touch tank. Tours. Inexpensive.

Thank Bigrigging
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting!! Take the tour as it is very hands on and very informative. The have a touch tank and also allow you to touch some of the specimens on the tour. Saw a four clawed lobster and also blue and yellow lobsters.

Thank lovinretirement2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour with Molly. She answered all our questions and was so knowledgeable. Take the time to visit here!

Thank okamod2
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Very basic museum. Not at all fancy. Guides take you around and you look in dimly lit acquariums or tubs. But the museum is cheap and very dedicated to presenting the local marine life. Guided tours leave every few minutes and a guide is essential.

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