Noyo Center for Marine Science

Noyo Center for Marine Science

Noyo Center for Marine Science
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums • Children's Museums
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Two locations dedicated to exploration, education, and experience. Our Downtown Discovery Center hosts a variety of rotating exhibits and is home to the largest fully articulated orca skeleton in the world. While you're there, dive underwater without getting wet in our 3D, 360 Underwater Immersion Dome. At the Crow's Nest, observe tide pool creatures and learn more about local marine ecology.
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jeffrey k
Needham, MA530 contributions
Currently a storefront in the center of FB. Really interesting displays, especially the skeletons. There is an articulated huge orca as the central focus. This is a small, hidden gem in Ft Bragg, worth a visit.
Written October 2, 2021
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Safari542499
4 contributions
Do your Mendocino thing and then get to Fort Bragg ASAP. Why? Because you don't want to miss the hottest thing happening on the coast - and that's the Noyo Center for Marine Science. Seriously.
Located on Main Street, what was once a pop up endeavor is on its way to becoming what I believe will put Fort Bragg on the map. Walking in, it's obvious that much thought was put into this: well displayed skeletons (check out the Orca!), beautiful visuals show life on the coast, from whales to otters to the story of the kelp. A dome invites visitors inside...to experience the underworld environment just off our shoreline through cameras that bring the ocean life into the Center.
This place just keeps getting better, so don't miss it!
Written October 3, 2019
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Grace Carr L
SF Bay Area369 contributions
This is a small center right downtown. They have an actual Orca skeleton on display (massive!) and a cool immersive experience (diving videos displayed in a yurt-type thing). Nice exhibit on the impact of plastics on the environment.
Written January 7, 2020
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blhoang
San Francisco, CA25 contributions
Family
This museum is small, but is filled with so many amazing things! It has an complete orca skeleton too! It is very family-friendly and I hope to come back soon. Please donate to them to save our oceans and it’s creatures.
Written November 17, 2019
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JERRY B
4 contributions
This is a very nice exhibit space, mostly displaying skeletal remains of marine mammals - whales, dolphins, orcas, seals, sea lions, and the like.
Written September 14, 2021
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AnnetteSteele
Ripon, CA146 contributions
My husband and I wandered into this place and were amazed at what the docent knew about whales. She answered all our questions and was pleasant to talk to.
Written November 30, 2019
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Nathan A
Brentwood, CA10 contributions
Solo
Little tiny place but it was a great visit. Got to learn about local marine life and see a complete orca skeleton, not to mention the 3D interactive topographic sand box which might have been my favorite thing
Written November 17, 2019
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Noyo Center for Marine Science (Fort Bragg) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Noyo Center for Marine Science is open:
  • Sun - Mon 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM