Apr 14, 2011 10:08 PM by Jeanette Trompeter

No Place Like Home: Morro Bay Museum of Natural History

It's no secret we live in and among some stunning natural habitats. We have an abundance of natural beauty around us. But how did all that we see today, come be be? Well you can get a great perspective in an hour or so by making a stop at the natural history museum in Morro Bay. It's another reason, there's No Place Like Home.

It sits on top a bluff in Morro Bay with a spectacular view of the natural habitat it is designed around. The view it provides is worth the price of admission, but if you have kids around, or if you've ever been curious about the forces of nature that created this stretch of California Coast we call home, you should stop on in.

Kids can quench their natural curiosity and adults can find answers to things they may have always wondered about. "You know, the forces that formed Morro Rock, so geological force, the forces of erosion, the movement of water, tides, rain, freshwater creeks, biological forces, you know animals and how they shape the environment. And then human forces as well." says Rouvaishyana, the museum director.

The exhibits are interactive, educational, and most of all, interesting. Which is why a lot of schools bring students here for geology lessons. Rouvaishyana says they probably get four to five thousand students a year.

You get a different perspective on why things are the way they are when you see it through the eyes of a child, and learning seems a whole lot more fun here than in the classroom. It's a great atmosphere for kids, because there are things to discover around every corner. And the great thing is, all of them exist, right off our coast. "I just like to see the ocean and all that. It's pretty beautiful here." says 8-year-old Max Terrell. He's was paying a visit with his family from Tempe, Arizona.

The museum was built in 1962, but renovated in 2001. It's open every day except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year.

And it's right in our own backyard.

Admission is only 3 dollars for adults, and kids 17 and under are free. For more information, click here.



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