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Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center

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After the kids had been done spending time with the animals at the Morro Bay Aquarium, we walked next door to learn about nature at the Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center. The center is located on the second floor of a small shopping center and is a wonderful place to bring your children while in Morro Bay.

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When you first walk into the center there are multiple open air stores, and at the top of the stairs is the nature center. It is not very large but packed with plenty of information to keep your kids entertained for hours while being educated on the importance of conservation.

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All of the exhibits in the nature center are interactive (which kids like mine love). The kids could use binoculars to look at the animals in the bay, push buttons that would talk to them, and they can even take a pledge toward helping to keep the bay clean.

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It is free for families to visit the center, but donations are greatly appreciated. There are educational books, pamphlets and DVD’s available for purchase (on the honor system). Once your family is done learning at the center, walk around the corner of the building for lunch at Blue Sky Bistro on the Bay.

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Morro Bay National Estuary Nature Center
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Cost: Free

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