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Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay

San Luis Obispo, CA
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Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo California

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The Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay is in a lovely location with gorgeous views through cypress trees toward the bay and Morro Rock. The interior, though it has some expensive exhibits, is not inspiring at all. I couldn't figure out why. We went on open house day, and my daughter was the only child there. Some of the exhibits are interactive but it's unclear what they are really trying to explain. Overall, we just didn't have a good time. Maybe the museum is too old- I'm not sure what it is. It also had a musty smell which made me want to leave. The gift shop is nice, and we bought a stuffed animal. It's also nice to go for a walk in the pretty nature that surrounds the museum.
It's a short walk to Bayside Cafe from here, where you can watch people launch their kayaks.

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Kayakers in the estuary behind the museum.
Kayakers in the estuary behind the museum.
Kayak on the shore.
Kayak on the shore.
Bayside Cafe, which is behind the museum on the estuary.
Bayside Cafe, which is behind the museum on the estuary.
I adore this view, from the parking lot.
I adore this view, from the parking lot.
The balcony with view of Morro Rock.
The balcony with view of Morro Rock.
Oceanic Forces- you turn the wheel.
Oceanic Forces- you turn the wheel.
Watch how surface winds bring minerals up from the ocean floor.
Watch how surface winds bring minerals up from the ocean floor.
The interior of the museum.
The interior of the museum.
Rotate this huge wheel to find out what happens when creeks overflow.
Rotate this huge wheel to find out what happens when creeks overflow.
Put your hand inside to see what you feel.
Put your hand inside to see what you feel.
The view at the back of the museum, over Bayside Cafe and a kayak launching spot.
The view at the back of the museum, over Bayside Cafe and a kayak launching spot.
It's a lovely drive to the museum.
It's a lovely drive to the museum.

Directions

Museum of Natural History is located in Morro Bay State Park at 20 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442, call (805) 772-2694.
Open daily 10-5. Entrance is $3 for adults, free for children.
Bayside Cafe, 10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442, call (805) 772-1465.

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Last Updated: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:32:58 GMT