Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Museum of Natural History Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Natural History
4.5
Natural History Museums • History Museums
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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.
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William McC
Boston, MA299 contributions
Small but enthusiastically informative
Jul 2019
You might overlook this small museum that seems tucked away in a remote corner of Morro Bay, but it is very much worth a visit. While the museum is modest in size, the exhibits it offers are thoughtfully designed and genuinely informative. The staff is very happy to answer any questions you might have. And -- here's the big thing -- the panoramic waterfront view from the museum is amazing!
Written September 9, 2019
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Allen M
Leitchfield, KY174 contributions
Okay, geared for the young
Jul 2019 • Family
Visited this museum. Had a lot of hands on activities for young kids. Not so much for adults. Okay set-up if you have time to kill, but not a great deal of information and won't take but 30 minutes to go through.
Written July 30, 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson16,624 contributions
Follow your nose from the end of Embarcadero to this hidden gem
Jun 2019 • Couples
For us, pedestrians by choice, whenever we can go bi-pedal, we always end up here in Morro Bay. It's really all about the gift shop for us (museum admission is $3 per adult) but we never seem to get that far. What a sweet little shop this is! Put the emphasis here on "educational" and think about challenging opportunities for the younger set.

On the walk up, we passed the jaw bones of a humpback whale (the proportions were staggering!) and stopped to admire a very special sculpture of a Native American communing with nature. The wall mural on the way up to the Museum is so artfully done and so delightful (pure eye candy).
Written June 20, 2019
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peterlc63
South Pasadena, CA618 contributions
Cute Little Museum
May 2019 • Couples
Small museum but, only $3 to get in for adults. Had informative displays about the local wildlife and habitat. More geared for kids but, great view of the bay from the balcony.
Written May 15, 2019
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AndrewMark44
Napa Valley, CA52 contributions
Check out the minke whale skeleton
May 2019 • Couples
The volunteer staff, Tyler, was very helpful. We especially like the 99 % complete minke whale and the display of local birds.
Written May 4, 2019
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MAMAofThree77
Carlsbad, CA24 contributions
Don’t Miss this Gem!
Apr 2019 • Family
I was quite pleasantly surprised by this little museum.

We were camping at the Morro Bay State Campground and this museum was recommended to us by a docent. The museum was hosting a the following day. My children and I went to the museum to attend a lecture and kid’s activity on snowy plover birds lecture however were surprised by all the information available in this little museum. There are several interactive areas for children which keeps them involved and intrigued. Additionally, they have a great little shop at the front.

Note there is a $3 entrance fee for adults, however children enter free.

If you’re in the area, I highly recommend stopping in for a few hours and seeing what this museum is all about!
Written April 14, 2019
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Anne B
San Luis Obispo, CA6 contributions
Well Done Small Museum with Stunning Views
Mar 2019 • Family
We had been driving by this museum for several years, and decided to go on a rare rainy weekend. It was a pleasant surprise--small as we expected, but the content is really well done and you learn a lot about marine life and the Central Coast. It is very kid friendly and they have a wonderful gift shop. It is part of the California State Parks, which I had not realized.
Written March 6, 2019
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noemorales
130 contributions
Small but nice
Feb 2019 • Family
I went with my 3 and 5 year olds, we spend a hour reading, learning about morro bay history. small but nice.
Written March 1, 2019
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2TravelersMn
MN501 contributions
Be sure to walk around...
Mar 2018 • Couples
Be sure too walk around d the grounds for the very good views of Morro Rock and the Pacific Ocean. On a clear day you can see forever....
Written January 15, 2019
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Laura S
Corona, CA26 contributions
Great little Museum!
May 2018
This museum is small but such fun! The docents are very friendly and informative! Set on a hillside above Morro Bay be sure to take a walk around the grounds after you see the exhibits!
Written January 15, 2019
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