The Noyo vision

We envision…

A marine sciences center along the dramatic northern California coast devoted to innovative scientific research, hands-on education and natural resource stewardship that engages the community, the visitor, and the scientist and inspires connection, communication, collaboration and creativity. An active environment that showcases sustainability through its operation and a physical campus that unfolds from the land with one element leading naturally to another. A Center that grows and changes over time as it transforms the a former industrial mill site on the headlands in Fort Bragg, California.

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With a public exhibit hall, robust programming, and dedicated research facilities—all located on the headlands of the Noyo River—the Noyo Center’s mission is to inspire people of all ages and abilities to discover the wonders of the marine world. The Noyo Center will feature an eco-friendly campus, a marine mammal triage center, and the saved skeleton of a 73-foot blue whale.