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 Morro Bay
field trips, in-person and virtual, lectures, interpretive special events, exhibits and hands-on explorations. Interpretive and educational pro- grams are funded and supported
by the Central Coast State Parks Association, a non-profit cooperat- ing association.
“Visitors to the museum love to browse the well-stocked gift shop,” says Kristin Howland, Executive Director of the Central Coast State Parks Association. “The Central Coast State Parks Association takes pride in the selection of merchan- dise in the museum store, which benefits the park’s educational programs. Find a unique offering of books, gifts, and apparel all featur- ing the wonders of Morro Bay State Park that make for great shopping choices for any occasion.”
Exhibits include Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering, running cur- rently through February 2023. The exhibit vividly portrays the incred- ible diversity, ingenuity and beauty of the seed dispersal mechanism of plants native to California. Seeds and their dispersal mechanisms are one of the final stages in the evolu-
tionary biology of flowering plants. Against many odds seeds are the final step in ensuring the survival of plant life.
There is a $3 entry fee for anyone 18 or over. The California State Park Adventure Pass provides
free entry for 4th graders and their families to 19 amazing parks, including the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History!
The Museum of Natural History at Morro Bay State Park is located at 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 772-2694 or visit
— Cassandra Frey
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