Mission: to advance ocean conservation through education, exploration and experience.

We envision making our dramatic (and previously inaccessible) coastline available for innovative scientific research, hands-on education and natural resource stewardship. 

The Noyo Center for Marine Science has a three-pronged approach to development, supporting an innovative research program, creating an integrated education program and building a world-class facility for research, education and tourism. Our research and education programs will support activities that engage the community, the visitor, and the scientist in order to inspire connection, communication, collaboration and creativity.  Our facility will be a dynamic environment that showcases sustainability through its landscape, buildings and operations.  The Noyo Center campus will unfold from the land with one element leading naturally to another as it grows and changes over time, transforming the former lumber mill site.

Kelletia_kelletii_shell by william baileyThe Noyo Center for Marine Science will:

  • Place the Mendocino Coast at the forefront of marine research and education.
  • Engage citizens and children in scientific exploration of the natural world.
  • Exhibit a rare blue whale skeleton
  • Facilitate collaboration among scientists, public agencies and private business in research and management of natural resources.
  • Support the restoration and protection of coastal and marine ecosystems.
  • Promote investigation of climate variability and education about improved resiliency.
  • Draw visitors to Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Coast.
  • Diversify economic development for Fort Bragg and Mendocino County.

Visit Mendocino

Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center: South Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg Headlands
Office: 155C Cypress Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 | Mailing: PO Box 1321 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: (707) 733-NOYO | Email: info@noyocenter.org

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