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Founded in 1982, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. We provide place-based, people powered, hands-on learning for all ages including youth...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Fort Worden State Park, 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
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I'm not exactly sure how to describe this place. It just had a dreary feel to it.....everything from the color of the buildings, to the front desk, to the room itself. The folks at the front desk were very nice....but the facility itself is old...More
The aquarium and history museum are full of indigenous marine Critters and lots of opportunity for exploring and research on one's own. The touch tanks are especially inviting, with diverse sea stars, anemones, fish, and a very amusing octopus. Families could spend a full day...More
The touch tanks are truly an interesting find. It is amazing to experience how fast the sea anemones can close. Although this is a small aquarium it is well worth the visit. The tanks display Pacific Northwest sea creatures and fish. The docents are very...More
I'm a museum buff, and this small place has a lot of punch. It has two venues, whose emphases are the sea and the land that faces the sea. Although the biggest and most important exhibit in the natural history exhibit is about an orca...More
This small aquarium shows sea life at its best. The displays are Excellent and fun for little ones as you can touch the creatures. Then, if you are lucky, and out exploring the beaches at low tide you will see some of these amazing animals...More
GREAT exhibit with lots of anemones and starfish and fish, nearly all at kid-level to encourage interaction. My granddaughters especially loved seeing the live flounder moving through the water. They are 3 and 4 years old and were fascinated.
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is the perfect place to duck into for some hands-on adventure. Pet a star fish any one? Tickle and anemone? The VERY knowledgeable staff and volunteers will spend lots of one on one time with your group and walk...More
This unassuming center at Fort Worden state park in Pt. Townsend, WA, is packed with amazing hands-on exhibits that provide you with such an impactful perspective on the marine life of the area. Friendly, knowledgeable docents; great value. Will definitely visit again.