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Talk of the Town
It’s a Whale of a Project!
April 9th, 2015]
In conjunction with Phase II of the Coastal Trail construction, plans are starting to move forward for the permanent home of the Noyo Center for Marine Science at the south end of the Georgia Pacific mill site. The map linked here provides the site plan for both the recently constructed and opened Phase I at the north end of the property, and the areas currently under construction in Phase II.
The planned campus will include a 5600 square foot Community Learning Center, The Whale House, which will be the new home of the Blue Whale skeleton, currently under restoration, and a proposed marine science research facility.
The Discovery Center is envisioned as the main public exhibit space accommodating up to an estimated 150,000 visitors per year. The main features will include:
- Aquaria, interactive exhibits, and touch pools
- Interpretation of sustainable design features
- Discovery Cafe
- Auditorium and small outdoor amphitheater
- Gift Shop
- Interactive courtyard and restored gardens
- Living Roof