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Bodega Marine Laboratory

2099 Westside Road, UC Davis, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-2211
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Great visit of a nice marine lab, but the tour was too large, could not hear the Docent.

Love those crabs, sea stars and other fun marine life! Took a tour of the lab. very interesting... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Santa Clara, California
Friday Afternoon fun for all

This marine lab ha a lot going for it. On Fridays you can get into see what's going on between 2... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Saratoga, CA
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2099 Westside Road, UC Davis, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-2211
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Love those crabs, sea stars and other fun marine life! Took a tour of the lab. very interesting. The Docent who volunteered did well teaching but we were too many to hear what she said during the tour in the lab. To bad. Many did...More

Thank Squeekie
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This marine lab ha a lot going for it. On Fridays you can get into see what's going on between 2 and 4 by taking one of the tours. The docents are well versed in local information and marine information in general and they actually...More

Thank Mithra
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I am a science junky - disclosure delivered. On a family vacation with 4 generations, we decided to visit the UCDavis Marine lab for a break from our beach activities. Tours are held Fridays from 2-4. Visitors can self tour limited areas on other days,...More

Thank ThisNThat
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The UC Davis Marine Laboratory is a marine research lab that specializes in invertebrates. On Friday they open it up for the public to visit. There are guided tours starting at 2pm. While it is free, there is a donation box at the entrance. They...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Gone to the Fisherman's Festival ? Then go on to the tour of the laboratory . Well worth it . Informative and friendly staff. Not open often so treasure the time you get to see it

Thank Theantiqueco
Reviewed 22 September 2014

The volunteers take have a nice review of the sea life, the problems for wild life in the area. It was a great tour it is very good for children too.

Thank alancwyatt
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Unfortunately we couldn't go see any of the current research being done in the facility. I started off super excited because I am a science teacher and I thought this would be a great time to bring something exciting back for my students. The entrance...More

2  Thank nfeldy
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

We took a group of 11 and 12-year-olds and the adults were bored and disappointed. The kids, used to a variety of experiences at school, took it in stride and were actually more positive. There was basically nothing to see other than a few starfish...More

2  Thank jalwitt
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Expecting an educational experience, it turned out to be a dog and pony show for 8 year olds, or younger. No information on current projects. No demonstration of research techniques. Just a well worn path to view a few artifacts and end by holding a...More

Thank Detobias
Reviewed 15 July 2011

By a lucky chance, we arrived in Bodega Bay on a Friday afternoon and the visitor's bureau recommended this tour (the lab is only open to visitors on Fridays from 2-4). Tucked next to the ocean about 15 minute drive from the mainpart of town,...More

7  Thank traveler_visitor
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