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“Average museum”

Museum of Natural History
Ranked #6 of 36 things to do in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The emphasis is on interactive and hands-on learning exhibits that provide scientific information regarding tidal forces, geology, erosion and environmental issues.
Fresno, California
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74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Average museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

However we enjoyed the walk from downtown along Main Street and the beach to the elevated museum. Beautiful view of the town and Morro Rock from above the museum.

Visited July 2012
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Davis, ca
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A nice kid-friendly experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is almost a perfect little museum with tons of hands-on exhibits for kids, its inexpensive, you can go out on the balcony and use their binoculars, the staff is low-key, and adults will learn a lot about the nature of the area too.

Visited July 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a wonderful find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

What a find. A very hands-on museum, designed for children. But my sister and I learned a lot, birds, tides, animals, earthquakes. Really fascinating and very well presented. Definitely recommend. And they have all kinds of nature walks and tours around the area. What a wonderful resource to help appreciate what a special place Morro Bay is.

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Oregon99
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was a nice little interpretive museum, but I was a bit disappointed. The displays were of good quality and educational, but seemed to be on par with the types of displays you'd find at a national park-type visitor center. I know times are tough for California state parks, so I don't begrudge them the $3 donation, but there wasn't an awful lot there for adults. Nice diversion, give it a try if you like to learn about your vacation destination.

Visited July 2012
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Los Osos
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Time with the Grands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Took the Grandchildren to visit the Museum and we all had a great time. The displays are excellent and well laid out.
Gift store is also fun and some of the items I have never seen anywhere else.
You must go.

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank LosOsosMike
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