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Coastal Interpretive Center

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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A well done experience!

This center is natural sciences (biology, oceanography, botany, and so much more as it pertains to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Very Informative!

This Interpretive Center is a great place to come to learn about the history of Ocean Shores... read more

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Hands-on learning experience, natural and cultural history of the area. Open 10-4 seven days a week. No entry fee required, but donations are welcome.
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1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
+1 360-289-4617
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This center is natural sciences (biology, oceanography, botany, and so much more as it pertains to this area. Also Native cultures, sunken ships, natacal everything. Great spots though out for cute selfies. Great thanks from us to the army of volunteers who gather, research, display,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Interpretive Center is a great place to come to learn about the history of Ocean Shores. There are lots of real size animal figures, sea life, and plant life. A shipwreck display contains artifacts rescued from local sunken ships. Learn about the original people...More

Thank Suz1215
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The large Eagles Nest is the highlight. The center is small but very informative. Run by friendly volunteers. Something to do on a cloudy day. FREE.

Thank kim j
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We visited Ocean Shores for the first time and after a walk along the beach, stopped at the Coastal Interpretive Center. One of the best info stops I've visited. The staff welcomes you upon arrival and was full of information about the area -- it's...More

1  Thank Tiztaz
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is worth stopping in to take a look at, there is much to see and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the information inside. I would recommend a stop here.

Thank richardsonnorman2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

we did not have children with us but still found each room to be full of information. Many different aspects of the area including sea life, animals, geology, and history of the local native tribes.

1  Thank janicepk
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Another surprise after our long walk on the beautiful beach was this center. Eight rooms are filled with displays and history. A donation is appreciated.

2  Thank Deleen W
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We stayed across the street and decided to walk over and check it out. Lots of information and historical artifacts. A great and inexpensive way to learn about the area.

1  Thank Kenny S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Wow! The kids loved this place! Lots of hands on activities for them and historical for us! The pocket book also liked the visit as it was a donation only for the whole family I donated $20.

1  Thank ZidaG
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great hands-on center. They pack an incredible amount into a fairly small place. We were there with a 3 and 5 year old and they loved it.

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16 October 2016|
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Response from Beth H | Property representative |
Our trail behind the center is only about a quarter of a mile loop. While it's not very long, it does display native coastal plant and forest habitats. It is easy and relaxed, great for children! This is not to be confused... More