The Noyo vision

We are in the design process for…

..building a marine science facility along the dramatic northern California coast that will be 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. We envision an active environment that showcases sustainability through its operation and a physical campus that will unfold from the land with one element leading naturally to another. A place that grows and changes over time as it transforms the a former industrial mill site on the headlands in Fort Bragg, California.

With a public exhibit hall, robust programming, and dedicated research facilities—all located on the headlands of the Noyo River—the Noyo Center’s future building will inspire people of all ages and abilities to discover the wonders of the marine world. The future Headlands Facility will feature an eco-friendly campus, a marine mammal triage center, and skeleton of a 73-foot blue whale. Conceptual plans are being refined and will be unveiled soon, but here is a sneak peak!

Design by Phau Long Architects