Morro Bay State Park & Natural History Museum
  • Photo by Mike Baird

Morro Bay State Park & Natural History Museum

Morro Bay State Park offers camping, birding, and beach activities, and also features the Museum of Natural History, a marina, the golf course, kayak rentals, and extensive hiking on Black Hill and east of South Bay Boulevard on Cerro Cabrillo. And of course, the park includes the famous Morro Rock.

The Morro Bay Natural History Museum

The Morro Bay Natural History Museum is the only natural history museum in the California State Park system. Opened in 1962, the museum is visited by more than 50,000 people annually, including 5,000 children who participate in the free docent-led school group programs that CCSPA supports. These field trips have been designed to meet California’s required science and social studies standards.

Curatorial exhibits inform visitors about tidal forces, geology, erosion, human impacts on the land and how to preserve and protect the environment and all its living creatures. Volunteer docents, curators and park staff work together to create a fun, hands-on experience for the public. Click here to access the State Parks webpage.

Photos: Mike Baird/Flickr

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