Bonne Bay Marine Station, Gros Morne National Park

#4 of 17 in Parks in Gros Morne National Park
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Take a broad look at the unequalled diversity of marine habitat at Bonne Bay Marine Station. Surrounded by a World Heritage-listed national park, this small research and teaching facility showcases some of the marine plants and animals inhabiting Bonne Bay. Aquariums, interactive displays, storyboards, underwater footage, and a popular touch tank--where you can touch sea stars, hermit crabs, red algae, and other curious underwater creatures--offer information on latest research in marine ecology. The friendly and knowledgeable student guides will be happy to answer all of your questions about the ocean, tides, geology, and history of Norris Point. Take a selfie with a large whale skeleton in the lobby. By using our Gros Morne National Park trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Bonne Bay Marine Station and other attractions in Gros Morne National Park.
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  • While I understand I could have/should have check ahead on the Memorial University web page - it would be effective to day travellers to have signage up indicating that the centre is still closed to....  more »
  • Expensive entry fees and no discounts for seniors. Not many displays to be seen, interesting but disappointing as a whole. Probably more interactive for children than adults. Focuses on marine life.....  more »
  • It was with mixed emotions that we toured this impressive facility. Our daughter, then seven, was at times both startled and amazed at the sea life and tanks and enjoyed the descriptions of the young and energetic staffers. I found myself both angry at how we as a species can become so dependent on a single species (in this case cod) for our livelihoods and sympathetic to the population that suffered as a result of the moratorium on the cod fishery established decades before. It was heartening to see research being done on creating a sustainable and well-managed snow crab fishery and steps being taken to monitor the province's beautiful seemingly unspoiled ecosystem. The boat tour was grand as well, beautiful views of the surrounding bays and mountains.
  • Very passionate, engaging and knowledgeable tour guides. Great place for the family. Relatively inexpensive. Parking may be an issue during the busy season.

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