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Even on a rainy day, there are plenty of opportunities to make it a memorable experience. Morro Bay has a menu of indoor activities and opportunities to take it from rainy and dreary to fun and dreamy in San Luis Obispo County of California.
Make It A Museum Day!
Yes, let's explore inside in some of the museums and centers that will get your imagination and brain come alive. Starting in the Morro Bay State Park is the Museum of Natural History. This features state-of-the-art interactive exhibits about Morro Bay's national and bay. You'll explore the wondrous world of ecosystems, tidal forces, geology, erosion and more! From there, you can continue your education about the bay and estuary at the Morro Bay Estuary Center, located on the second floor of Marina Square on the Embarcadero. People young and old can experience the beauty of the estuary and learn about protecting its sensitive habitats and wildlife through interactive displays.
Speaking of the bay, just a few blocks away, stop and visit the Morro Bay Aquarium & Gifts. This small family-owned aquarium allows you to come in and feed the rescue seals or browse the many salt water tanks filled with local marine life. Rolling the other direction along the Embarcadero, you'll want to stop and explore the #2 attraction in Morro Bay by TripAdvisor at the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum. This museum a gnarly collection of over 200 skateboards from all eras with rotating exhibits from private collectors.
The last part of the trip involves beautiful collections of art and artifacts. A trip to Morro Bay without stopping into the Art Center would be coming into Morro Bay without seeing the Rock. This gallery in downtown Morro Bay features one of the largest California Central Coast venues for exhibiting original fine art by local artists. Stop by and see their changing exhibitions and continue your exploration of art in Morro Bay, by visiting and shopping at many of the galleries in town. You will be astounded by the tremendous talent on the Central Coast of California! But the ultimate collection is just a 20 minute drive north on scenic Highway 1 or the Pacific Coast Highway. Hearst Castle is a great way to spend a rainy day on the coast. From the Hearst Castle Theater to the different tours featuring the collections and stories of William Randolph Hearst.