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Marine Life Center

#30 of 81 things to do in Bellingham Features Animals
1801 Roeder Ave Ste 100, Bellingham, WA 98225-2200
+1 360-671-2431
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An interesting stop

My husband and I stumbled across this place on accident and enjoyed the discovery. There are marine... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Sarah M
Bellingham, Washington
Great place for the little ones to experience sea life

This is a small, sheltered hands-on learning spot that seems to thrill kids. There are some sea... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
JoAnn V
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  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
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“octopus” (6 reviews)
“touch tank” (5 reviews)
“shellfish” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1801 Roeder Ave Ste 100, Bellingham, WA 98225-2200
+1 360-671-2431
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

My husband and I stumbled across this place on accident and enjoyed the discovery. There are marine creatures in various small habitats. It's a small place, and you'll be in and out within 30-60 minutes, tops. The center is free to enter and does run...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a small, sheltered hands-on learning spot that seems to thrill kids. There are some sea critters to touch and a fun clear dome that kids can pop up inside to look at sea life. Donations are accepted to help defray costs. Certainly worth...More

Thank JoAnn V
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It was full for the holiday weekend. Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff working. Small touch tank. At the harbor with great areas to walk after the center.

Thank chumsockeyesalmon
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Give you child the experience of seeing marine life in a safe, warm & learning environment. Great rainy day spot to go to.

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 1 January 2017

It's only one room, but it is pack with exhibits. It is free but donations are accepted. You can visit on a rainy day. The naturalist was knowledgeable and and enthusiastic.

Thank ejd70809
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our family always enjoys going here to explore the marine life and interact with the touch tank. We go here 3-4 times a year. It's a really great resource and learning environment for our community.

Thank johnmarlo1
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We went to the Marine Life Center in Bellingham. It has a nice touching pool. Its especially fun for children. it is free. It is by the marina area of Belllingham.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Charming little aquarium on Bellingham Bay by the marina. Wonderful exhibits, including an octopus, many varieties of shellfish, crabs, and fish.

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It's nice that there is a place like this in Bellingham but the place is tiny and the creatures don't look well cared for

1  Thank lisanelson772
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My grandchildren love the Marine Life Center. We were there again last week and the kids thought their octopus was great. In one tank the kids could go under and pop up in a space in the middle of the tank and watch the creatures...More

Thank juliea723
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Are dogs allowed inside?
25 October 2015|
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Response from Christopher H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we do not travel with dogs and I am not sure of the answer.