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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

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Opens in 9 min: 10:00 - 14:00
Open today: 10:00 - 14:00
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Wonderful small educational aquarium

What a fun place to learn about the waters surrounding the Kitsap Peninsula! There is a touch... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2018
1060WestAddison
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Washington, DC
via mobile
very educational for all ages

very educational for all ages. has all aspects of the see world with hands on experiences and... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Doug W
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Poulsbo, Washington
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“touch tank”(11 reviews)
“sea life”(7 reviews)
“all ages”(5 reviews)
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Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
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+1 360-598-4460
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

This is a small aquarium. Not sure where the science center came from. It takes about 10 minutes to go through. It may be more focused for kids.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

What a fun place to learn about the waters surrounding the Kitsap Peninsula! There is a touch pond, some aquarium tanks, educational videos, and wonderful volunteers. The kids and grownups all enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

very educational for all ages. has all aspects of the see world with hands on experiences and knowledgeable staff

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug W
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

A small but educational and fun stop in Poulsbo. Includes a small pond where children can see and touch various sea life. Some fish tanks scattered about. An arts and craft room. Also a small auditorium that shows short films. It’s free however donations are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jodacious3
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I live in Poulsbo and I finally ventured in to the Marine Science Center when I had some kids visiting from out of state and I was pleasantly surprised! It's really a small center but they have a great touch tank filled with our native...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WA-Damore
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a great little place to bring the kids when you're downtown. It features marine life found in Liberty Bay. It's got enough variety to keep the kids busy for 45 minutes to an hour and offers an opportunity to learn about marine life....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry B
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Our little guy wasn't interested in the hands on- the movie theater with a story about plankton was perfect. We got comfy & learned about the local marine environment in places we had just been. Staff was helpful & attentive, marine creatures on display look...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mokegrl
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The SEA Discovery Center (formerly the non-profit Marine Science Center) has now been affiliated with WWU which means the aquarium has a better funding model for stability, more programs, classes, camp programs, lectures, and research with extended hours. Although it is small, the programs are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A small but nice hands on museum for adults and children alike. Wonderful specimens of starfish and marine fish. A nice volunteer answered questions.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank PonyMan132
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Our friend brought her grandchild to visit, we took him to the museum. So cute, he really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank daytrip141
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