Come see the new rotunda and experience the state-of-the-art video displays and interactive exhibits! Visit the Chumash garden along the side of the museum and learn how the Chumash used native plants of this area in their daily lives. The museum displays many educational and interesting exhibits about the natural areas around Morro Bay. There are nature videos shown daily and special events featuring information on birds, whales, sea otters, geology, Chumash Indians and much more.
Educational, interesting and fun, the Morro Bay Aquarium is also a refuge, serving as a rehabilitation center for distressed mammals since 1984. The building houses 14 tanks, allowing visitors to view local marine life, including fish, sharks, octopuses, eels, abalone and sea anemones. In addition, the research department at Cal Poly boards its horseshoe crabs here.
The Charles Paddock Zoo is home to hundreds of animal species from around the world. Many of the zoo residents are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. The Charles Paddock Zoo is truly dedicated to the conservation of local and exotic species. If you want to engage with some of the rarest animals in the world in a safe and respectful environment then you will surely want to visit our Zoo.
This beach is a coastal frontage park featuring outstanding picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach. Fishing, windsurfing, jogging, and kite flying are popular.