We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bodega Marine Laboratory

2099 Westside Road, UC Davis, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-2211
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Friday Afternoon fun for all

This marine lab ha a lot going for it. On Fridays you can get into see what's going on between 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mithra
,
Saratoga, CA
Very Interesting Tour!

I am a science junky - disclosure delivered. On a family vacation with 4 generations, we decided... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
ThisNThat
,
Extreme Northern California
Read all 9 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good0%
  • Average11%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sea urchins” (2 reviews)
“crabs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
2099 Westside Road, UC Davis, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
CONTACT
Website
+1 707-875-2211
Write a Review
Reviews (9)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 1 week ago

This marine lab ha a lot going for it. On Fridays you can get into see what's going on between 2 and 4 by taking one of the tours. The docents are well versed in local information and marine information in general and they actually...More

Thank Mithra
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am a science junky - disclosure delivered. On a family vacation with 4 generations, we decided to visit the UCDavis Marine lab for a break from our beach activities. Tours are held Fridays from 2-4. Visitors can self tour limited areas on other days,...More

Thank ThisNThat
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The UC Davis Marine Laboratory is a marine research lab that specializes in invertebrates. On Friday they open it up for the public to visit. There are guided tours starting at 2pm. While it is free, there is a donation box at the entrance. They...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Gone to the Fisherman's Festival ? Then go on to the tour of the laboratory . Well worth it . Informative and friendly staff. Not open often so treasure the time you get to see it

Thank Theantiqueco
Reviewed 23 September 2014

The volunteers take have a nice review of the sea life, the problems for wild life in the area. It was a great tour it is very good for children too.

Thank alancwyatt
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Unfortunately we couldn't go see any of the current research being done in the facility. I started off super excited because I am a science teacher and I thought this would be a great time to bring something exciting back for my students. The entrance...More

2  Thank nfeldy
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

We took a group of 11 and 12-year-olds and the adults were bored and disappointed. The kids, used to a variety of experiences at school, took it in stride and were actually more positive. There was basically nothing to see other than a few starfish...More

2  Thank jalwitt
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Expecting an educational experience, it turned out to be a dog and pony show for 8 year olds, or younger. No information on current projects. No demonstration of research techniques. Just a well worn path to view a few artifacts and end by holding a...More

Thank Detobias
Reviewed 15 July 2011

By a lucky chance, we arrived in Bodega Bay on a Friday afternoon and the visitor's bureau recommended this tour (the lab is only open to visitors on Fridays from 2-4). Tucked next to the ocean about 15 minute drive from the mainpart of town,...More

7  Thank traveler_visitor
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Spud Point Crab Company
622 reviews
1.74 km away
Terrapin Creek Cafe
374 reviews
3.14 km away
Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen
326 reviews
3.36 km away
Lucas Wharf Restaurant
501 reviews
2.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bodega Head
436 reviews
1.66 km away
Doran Beach
177 reviews
2.05 km away
Children's Bell Tower
36 reviews
3.65 km away
Sonoma Driving Tours
27 reviews
2.94 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bodega Marine Laboratory staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit