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Bodega Marine Laboratory

2099 Westside Road, UC Davis, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
(707) 875-2211
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Bodega Bay
Type: Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Gone to the Fisherman's Festival ? Then go on to the tour of the laboratory . Well worth it . Informative and friendly staff. Not open often so treasure the time you get to see it

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The volunteers take have a nice review of the sea life, the problems for wild life in the area. It was a great tour it is very good for children too.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Unfortunately we couldn't go see any of the current research being done in the facility. I started off super excited because I am a science teacher and I thought this would be a great time to bring something exciting back for my students. The entrance was really cool because they had an open aquarium with different sea creatures in it.... More 

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We took a group of 11 and 12-year-olds and the adults were bored and disappointed. The kids, used to a variety of experiences at school, took it in stride and were actually more positive. There was basically nothing to see other than a few starfish and sea urchins. All the rest were tired posters, whale bones and a stuffed rockfish.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012 via mobile

Expecting an educational experience, it turned out to be a dog and pony show for 8 year olds, or younger. No information on current projects. No demonstration of research techniques. Just a well worn path to view a few artifacts and end by holding a live starfish and sea urchin. My recommendation, upgrade to a presentation of what a first... More 

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Glendale, California
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

By a lucky chance, we arrived in Bodega Bay on a Friday afternoon and the visitor's bureau recommended this tour (the lab is only open to visitors on Fridays from 2-4). Tucked next to the ocean about 15 minute drive from the mainpart of town, it is a picturesque locale. It is a working university laboratory, so you get a... More 

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