Visit the Noyo Center for Marine Science

Fort Bragg, CA, is a stunning community nestled on the Mendocino Coast. During your stay at Sea Rock Inn, enjoy a close proximity to this beloved town and its attractions. One of the most famous locations is the Noyo Center for Marine Science. A part of the former Georgia Pacific Mill Site, this informative establishment offers a variety of exhibitions, workshops, and events to enhance your educational experience. Whether you’ve already visited, planning to, or haven’t had the chance yet, adding it to your Northern California vacation will surely not disappoint.

Noyo Center for Marine Science is a marvelous way to learn more about our natural landscape. For a broader view of ways to educate, explore, and experience, request a copy of our complimentary Guide to Northern California. It’s as though you have a local expert in the palm of your hand!

Noyo Center for Marine Science: A Natural Learning Center

The Discovery Center is an amazing place to visit during your stay in Mendocino. Located at 338 No. Main Street in nearby Fort Bragg, the center features the convergence of science, art, and technology with interactive exhibits, plus a gift shop and the largest killer whale skeleton in the world. The Center also features an aquarium tide pool with live creatures and a great deck for whale watching.

Note: The retail shop is currently open Friday-Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. Due to current Covid restrictions, the exhibit space and the Crow’s Nest are currently closed.

About This Organization

whale jumping out of waterConservation, environmental stewardship, and educational interactivity combine to cultivate a wonderful experience at the Noyo Center for Marine Science. Maintaining its mission, this beloved establishment continues to create programs designed to “support activities that engage the community, the visitor, and the scientist in order to inspire connection, communication, collaboration, and creativity.” In addition, you’ll learn about the wonder of the Mendocino Coast and how sustainability efforts work together within our local region.


Programs Offered

Fostering the relationship between the public and environmental education, the Noyo Center for Marine Science provides a dynamic, learning environment. The major initiative pertaining to visitor awareness remains seasonal events. Each of these scientific lectures is presented by individuals and scholars from a variety of backgrounds. Some including artists, architects, and scientists, all educating you on whale articulation, sustainability, and the delicate ecosystems. Other ways to engage are participating in Discovery Days and Stewardship Events & Restoration (beach cleanups). Review the schedule for upcoming happenings and plan your day accordingly if you’re interested in attending one or more!

Other Places to Visit & Things to Do in Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a charming place to visit. Just a short drive from Sea Rock Inn, this quaint town offers something for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts rave about the local adventures at the Noyo Harbor, Noyo Headlands Park, whale watching, and Glass Beach. Historians rejoice at the chance to learn more about local culture and historical happenings on board the Skunk Train and walking down the Main Street Historic Commercial District of Fort Bragg. If you enjoy ocean-view dining or just wish to indulge in something special, reserve your table at Crows Nest in Fort Bragg, North Coast Brewing Company, and Silver’s on the Wharf. Whatever way you decide to add to your trip, you’re sure to have a marvelous time!

Admire Views of the Pacific From the Cliffside Sea Rock Inn

exterior Sea Rock Inn. Once you’ve experienced the Noyo Center for Marine Science, head back to the comforts of Sea Rock Inn. Our cliffside bed and breakfast offer the beautifully appointed rooms, luxurious amenities, indulgent breakfast, and soothing spa, and close proximity to a myriad of things to do. Combined, these create the epitome of a Northern California romantic retreat. Browse our selection of suites and reserve the ideal one for your couple’s retreat. Once you book your stay, explore our Mendocino getaway packages to supplement your trip. We are looking forward to being our guest!