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Port Townsend Marine Science Center

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Fort Worden State Park, 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
+1 360-385-5582
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PTMSC is fun to visit

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center has two spaces: the aquariums are in a building on the pier... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue E
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El Cerrito, California, Usa
Great Displays and Knowledgeable Docents

We enjoyed visiting the Marine Science Center, and look forward to bringing our grandkids the next... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Larry_in_Issaquah
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Issaquah, Washington
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Founded in 1982, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is a non-profit 501c3 educational organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. The PTMSC provides place-based, people powered, hands-on learning for all ages including youth camps, exhibits of marine flora and fauna, educational and historical displays, citizen science programs and community-based lecture series. Located at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Wash., the PTMSC offers two public exhibits: the Marine Exhibit and the Natural History Exhibit.
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"sea life"
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"marine science center"
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"kids and adults"
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"all ages"
in 9 reviews
"tide pools"
in 4 reviews
"educational exhibits"
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"small center"
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"sharing their knowledge"
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"great hands on exhibits"
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"fort worden state park"
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"whole family"
in 5 reviews
"any age"
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"great for kids"
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"answer questions"
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"salt water"
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"lots of fun"
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"tanks"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center has two spaces: the aquariums are in a building on the pier at Fort Worden State Park, while the other educational exhibits and visitor center is on land close by. The aquaria allow gentle touching. Great for both kids...More

Thank Sue E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the Marine Science Center, and look forward to bringing our grandkids the next time we visit. The touchable sealife in the pools make the experience memorable. We had a terrific docent, who loved sharing her knowledge of the animals and the environment....More

Thank Larry_in_Issaquah
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Educational experience for all ages. Huge Orca skeleton and tide pools. Saw river otter on dock. Beautiful spring day.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

A small center with some touch pools for the kids and adults to touch some of the sea urchins? The volunteers are very friendly and want to help answer any questions you may have.

Thank davidjensen399
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a small but well designed marine science center with petting pools and a lot of information about this area. Fun for kids of all ages and adults too.

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Great place to stop and get out of the elements and learn about the different sea life we have in our waters. Only $5.00 to get in and that also lets you go look around in their other building that is talking about Orcas at...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Great place to shop a bit, learn more about this area and grab a coffe. It is located right on the water. Views are marvelous. Snow capped mountains in the distance and watching the ferry come in right in front of you.

Thank Pam G
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

We had a great experience with our grand niece and nephew, who are five and six years old. The touch tanks were really fun for the kids and the animals are so close to their level so they enjoyed them that much more. They do...More

Thank geronimo6930
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

This was a nice place to be able to touch sea anemones, sea stars, geoducks etc. in salt water tanks. Friendly staff answered questions and hand sanitizer was available on the way out. Great experience spot for children.

Thank kepop
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Also the sea slugs and anemones and so much more. Pools built to recycle ocean water. Experienced staff to answer questions and help you find the interesting one on the sign that you can’t find in your own. Head for Fort Worden State Park in...More

Thank Becky B
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