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Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Fort Worden State Park, 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
+1 360-385-5582
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Fun little museum

Cool spot we chose to go to. Admission is $5 and includes parking, as well as their second exhibit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hannah M
Fascinating exhibit of tidepool aquatic life

Features a great collection of sea anemones, urchins, cucumbers, starfish, all accessible for hands... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is committed to inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Fort Worden State Park, 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
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+1 360-385-5582
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool spot we chose to go to. Admission is $5 and includes parking, as well as their second exhibit on whales.

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Features a great collection of sea anemones, urchins, cucumbers, starfish, all accessible for hands on experiencing. A fun time even for adults. Even better if you plan on going tidepooling while on the coast. Very informative and interesting

Thank chipperxv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed checking out the touch tanks and reading about the local marine life. It was interesting to learn about the Orca that died there and how its remains,etc. have been used to all who visit there.

Thank Naomi L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

MORE than worth the $5 admittance fee --- very low-key and relaxed environment ... we actually learned something!!

Thank GiddyupWA
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place when trying to escape the rain while wandering through the park. Such a great find! We both love a good aquarium, so for $5 each we figured we should give it a try. It has lots of...More

Thank mirandanbenson
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Small yet quite entertaining with its array of tidal pools to enchant those of all ages. A couple of aquariums round out the mix. Knowledgeable staff to help make sense of what you see and to learn more than just the listed odd fact or...More

Thank lisalou1963
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We always have a good time. The center is on a pier overlooking Admiralty Bay. The view is wonderful, the air refreshing. Inside the touch tanks and docents are fun and informative. You feel like you are getting to know the Northwest waters.

Thank sbender2016
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The experience was incredibly pleasing...having slept in a cottage just overlooking the marine science museum, I was not yet thinking about the neat exhibits inside, but more focused on the view of the harbor from Fort Warden's setting. Once down on the dock, I was...More

Thank DeeSheehan
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I saved this center last for my reviews of Port Townsend. I arrived on the dock early before opening and the mist lifting from the water in the distance on a sunny morning was amazing. The view in every direction was lovely from the pier....More

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Literally on a pier on the water, surprisingly large touch tanks inside (our granddaughter loved them!), plus lots of other hands-on exhibits. And don't forget the second building on the shore - fascinating contemporary exhibits of local marine issues and findings!

Thank Ned K
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