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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
+1 360-598-4460
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Great touching pool for kids and adults

I was surprised that this small discovery center had so much to offer families who were interested... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ResortMan2016
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Anacortes, Washington
Friendly and informative volunteer staff were wonderful.

Nicely laid out exhibit. Very informative of the local history. Not so big that you have to spend... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Linda S
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Black Diamond, Washington, United States
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Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“touch tank” (9 reviews)
“sea life” (6 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago

I was surprised that this small discovery center had so much to offer families who were interested in area sealife. Children were having so much fun touching sea stars and other sealife. There were small aquariums with various fish. The movie was penguins at the...More

Thank ResortMan2016
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Nicely laid out exhibit. Very informative of the local history. Not so big that you have to spend a lot of time getting through it.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I like visiting here. It seems they always have something new to see. I particularly like to see the orange octopus they rescued. These animals really do have personality. The volunteers are always knowledgeable and like to share the stories.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a donation only visitor site... in the heart of downtown historic poulsbo exhibiting local marine life- run by volunteers. Quaint facility with plenty of on-hands experiences for the kids.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We took our daughter here because she loves marine animals. It's a great interactive and educational place for kids. We liked that they teach kids about marine life in our area and how we can help. Definitely recommend.

Thank thereal253
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It is a very small place but the grandsons really enjoyed the interactive touch aquarium. They were able to pick up starfish, crabs and a sea cucumber. You can walk the entire place in five minutes, but we really were there for the touch aquarium....More

1  Thank Z9347RUmarys
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This a cute Museum with some really interesting information. The staff is really great and I suggest everybody leave a donation and the donation box

Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's a small place but still something to do for free. Or cheap with donation. We got to hold a star fish and the kids thought it was cool.

Thank jennygirl05
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very friendly staff nice with our four-year old. They have large touch tank and a couple of aquariums, a whale skeleton hung from the ceiling, and that's about it. Most of the aquariums were empty and very dirty. I really don't think they are in...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Loved the giant octopus statue outside the museum. Nice 'touch pool' right inside the front door and the staff is available to help with the starfish, sea cucumbers, or whatever the guests want to touch. Some very beautiful and colorful tanks. The only complaint we...More

Thank ThomasTCat
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