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Fun and informative for children and adults

My wife and I stopped by this museum on a Sunday morning out of curiosity. The modest $3 fee was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scotts Valley, California
Small but Super Nice!

We visited with family and friends (with two kids). It is a super nice natural science museum. It... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
San Luis Obispo, 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.
Morro Bay State Park Road, Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-772-2694
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by this museum on a Sunday morning out of curiosity. The modest $3 fee was more than worth the enjoyment of learning so much about Morro Bay and the ecology of the central coast. Many of the exhibits are designed...More

Thank drfwilson
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited with family and friends (with two kids). It is a super nice natural science museum. It is small but we would not expect something bigger for the small Morro Bay. We liked the way the rooms and exhibitions were organized. They had a...More

Thank BrunoCarreiroDaSilva
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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.

Thank catiesbubbie
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

1  Thank E-LanUSA
Reviewed 11 July 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
Reviewed 10 July 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
Reviewed 9 July 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
Reviewed 9 July 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

Thank mikejani
Reviewed 8 July 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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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.