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Bonne Bay Marine Station

#1 of 7 things to do in Norris Point Features Animals
1 Clarkes Lane, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3V0, Canada
+1 709-458-2550
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Fascinating

We visited here on a wet afternoon. Has information boards a touch tank and then a guided tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie P
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United Kingdom
Worth While visit

The young woman we had as our guide was very articulate and possessed a vast amount of knowledge of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Warren D
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Peterborough, 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 2 days 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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank TDakin
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the marine Station on Bonnie Bay with a guide to explain the sea life in Gros Morne gave me greater insight into the magnificent nature of this special place. We could view and touch some animals such as. lobster, including rare blue and white,...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a rainy, cool day and stayed about 1.5 hours. $20 admission for family of six - kids 5 and under are free. Lots of parking. Arrived right on time to join a tour. Leah our young guide was extremely knowledgeable and got...More

Thank amjoy373
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site was the first attraction that caught my family's eye when we were in the interpretive centre. We took the time to see it after we had run out of steam doing trails. Norris Point is quite lovely in an of itself, a good...More

Thank 45DegreesNorth
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