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Coastal Interpretive Center

1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
+1 360-289-4617
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The place provides nice historical information of the ocean shores city, with interactive and large... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
AnkurJa
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Olympia, Washington
Very nice!

This is a great place to visit to learn more about the area and the coast. The hosts were so... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
jessjjmc
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Hands-on learning experience, natural and cultural history of the area. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday. No entry fee required, but donations are welcome.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The place provides nice historical information of the ocean shores city, with interactive and large size maps. Lots of collection of animals, fishes and birds skin/bones. Must visit place.

1  Thank AnkurJa
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit to learn more about the area and the coast. The hosts were so friendly and informative. All of the displays were hands on and the kids could touch almost everything. A very neat museum and information center and...More

1  Thank jessjjmc
Beth H, Manager at Coastal Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your nice review, and the wonderful photos of your kids in action! I have a question about your photos, could you please email me at info@interpretivecenter.org? Thanks again, we're so glad that you could visit us!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The center exceeded our expectations! Lots of great info about wild life, land, history of the region. Worth a 30 minute stop to learn more. Great for kids and history buffs, but anyone would enjoy a stop here.

3  Thank tallorink
Beth H, Manager at Coastal Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks so much for visiting and the positive feedback. We're so happy that you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we visit Ocean Shores and always take away something new. This is well worth a visit when in Ocean Shores.

Thank Rehsinup19
Beth H, Manager at Coastal Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you! There's always something new to see here. See you next time.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit today with our grandkids. The volunteers there were very friendly and and very informative about the region. Great hands on displays with visitors being encouraged to participate and ask questions. Very clean and well maintained. No admission charge but donations are...More

1  Thank Craig L
Beth H, Manager at Coastal Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Craig! Glad that you could share the experience with your grandkids. We truly appreciate your visit.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Interpretive Center was so much more than expected. We were greeted as we entered, and let know that beyond the exhibits we could see, there were also many items in the drawers under the displays - and they were all available to touch! What...More

2  Thank Ann A
Beth H, Manager at Coastal Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for appreciating our unique hands-on approach to a museum. We are honored to be a highlight of your coastal trip. And thank you so much for your wonderful review, Ann.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

The center is vastly improved just in the last few months. We met Beth the new director and she is a delight! She's innovative with lots of great ideas for the little ones and families and has a calm demeanor in the face of whatever...More

1  Thank deerfeeder22
Beth H, Manager at Coastal Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your excellent review! We love what we do here, and I guess it shows! We are so fortunate to have such amazing volunteers, staff and other supporters. The Coastal Interpretive Center is a special place that we love to share...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Honestly, this place was the highlight of my Ocean Shores trip. I spent over an hour looking at all their exhibits and the docents were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. A first class local museum / science center.

1  Thank Al H
Beth H, Manager at Coastal Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for visiting! We're so happy to be a highlight of your trip, that means a lot to us. Glad that you had such a great time here.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Extremely educational with all tiles of animals to see and a lot of marine life. It had great displays of seashells, rocks and animals and local lore. It had many exhibits for children to touch, they also had helpful volunteers. I'm highly recommend, don't miss...More

Thank babyboomer64
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Coastal Interpretive Center is special. It's an interactive museum that engages learners of all ages. Everywhere you look, you find a new something to see, feel, learn, or experience. There are artifacts and information boards lining the outside. There's a quick nature walk. There...More

1  Thank Samantha Z
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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
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