Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), San Simeon

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  • Great little museum with informative park guide and beautiful postcards. Right next to fishing pier and beach.  more »
  • There are several interactive video displays with focus on natural features and cultural history of the area. There is also a microscope with a projector so that visitors can look at tiny sea creature...  more »
  • A small information centre about wildlife in the area and the marine eco system. Informative and very friendly staff.
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  • It was not open when I was here. But it sits next to such a beautiful area of the California Coast.
  • Great place to visit. Staff was very friendly and informative. The activities available for kids are great. We also went on a guided tide pool adventure that was awesome for kids and adults. I definitely recommend making a stop here for part of your trip especially if you have kids.
  • Lots of good information here. Some if it new to me... and I am over 50 years old! Excellent activities for kids too.
  • Great little informational center, the staff were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We flipped through the displays pretty quickly, as they are geared more towards kids, but I still learned a few things. I would definitely return again with any questions though as they were great to talk to.
  • Lovely discovery centre with helpful staff giving in depth information. Some interesting displays. Worth a visit.
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