Bodega Marine Laboratory
Public drop in tours are available most Fridays, 2:00-4:00 PM, for groups of less than 10 people.
Docent Led Tours
Since 1976 Bodega Marine Laboratory volunteer docents have led interpretive tours for all ages.
Public Education features at BML include numerous marine aquarium displays. Upon entering BML’s West Wing, visitors experience a 24-foot-long display, containing many colorful local fishes and invertebrates, and a small kelp forest. Past that is a harbor aquarium, holding residents of our local estuary, Bodega Harbor. Next to that is a round aquarium that displays anemones and other organisms in our nearshore subtidal habitat. Elsewhere around the facility are smaller display aquaria featuring local and, occasionally, unique marine creatures. A tidepool mesocosm display allows visitors to experience the biodiversity and dynamic energy of the northern California coast.