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Bodega Marine Laboratory

12 reviews
Bodega Bay, CA, USA
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

This place so exceeded my expectations. I have been thinking about going here for several years and never got around to it because I live near by. So to day I went there and it was most interesting, informative and scary too. It's a research...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We researched the BML before driving over to the coast. My daughter (14) is a hopeful marine biologist so we are always looking into ways to support her goal. We knew this was a working research lab and did not expect an aquarium, petting zoo...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AllyG99
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Love those crabs, sea stars and other fun marine life! Took a tour of the lab. very interesting. The Docent who volunteered did well teaching but we were too many to hear what she said during the tour in the lab. To bad. Many did...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Squeekie
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This marine lab ha a lot going for it. On Fridays you can get into see what's going on between 2 and 4 by taking one of the tours. The docents are well versed in local information and marine information in general and they actually...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mithra
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I am a science junky - disclosure delivered. On a family vacation with 4 generations, we decided to visit the UCDavis Marine lab for a break from our beach activities. Tours are held Fridays from 2-4. Visitors can self tour limited areas on other days,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank ThisNThat
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The UC Davis Marine Laboratory is a marine research lab that specializes in invertebrates. On Friday they open it up for the public to visit. There are guided tours starting at 2pm. While it is free, there is a donation box at the entrance. They...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank vitahawk
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

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Theantiqueco
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.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank alancwyatt
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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank nfeldy
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank jalwitt
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