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Bodega Marine Laboratory

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Address: 2099 Westside Road, UC Davis, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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+1 707-875-2211
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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Very Interesting Tour!

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... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Extreme Northern California

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Extreme Northern California
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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, but I'm not sure that would be a worthwhile experience. Our tour guide provided an... More 

Thank ThisNThat
Woodland, CA
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159 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 also sell T shirts and various souvenirs. The tour takes about 1 hour. I highly... More 

Thank Bill F
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 was really cool because they had an open aquarium with different sea creatures in it.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 and sea urchins. All the rest were tired posters, whale bones and a stuffed rockfish.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 live starfish and sea urchin. My recommendation, upgrade to a presentation of what a first... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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, it is a picturesque locale. It is a working university laboratory, so you get a... More 

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