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The Whale Museum

62 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
+1 360-378-4710
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Neat Little Musuem

This was a cool place to stop on our visit to Friday Harbor. We enjoyed the skeletons and bones... read more

Reviewed yesterday
AdventureMama3
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Lake Stevens, Washington
Inexpensive and Educational

This museum features exhibits that are informative about both the local orca whales as well as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
d s
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Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the Washington coast in the spring.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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62 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
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+1 360-378-4710
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a cool place to stop on our visit to Friday Harbor. We enjoyed the skeletons and bones. One thing we learned is that Whales and dolphins actually have "finger" bones and the fins are more like webbing. This was really interesting to us...More

Thank AdventureMama3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum features exhibits that are informative about both the local orca whales as well as other aquatic life. It is a good place to go with children and has interactive displays.

Thank d s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice museum to walk around and learn about the local wildlife. There are videos and hands on exhibits that give you a real appreciation for the local Orca and other whale residents. It's not a large museum but well worth the time...More

Thank Shaymur
Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff were super friendly and full of information. The museum is small but has a lot of information about whales (in particular the local pods) and several activities for small children.

Thank BHL1967
Reviewed 5 days ago

My friends and I stopped in here before taking a whale watching tour. It is very small (admission is only $6) and can easily be seen in an hour or less. It is interesting and I recommend it for anyone wanting to learn more about...More

Thank LHWIndiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth the visit but not exceptional. Easily done in under an hour unless you are the type to study each exhibit and watch the sub-par video, then maybe 90 mins top. There video theatre is nothing more than a small alcove so that other...More

Thank LamokaDave .
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this and had to go. As an avid orca fan I was excited to be there. It is nicely set up with lots of information. They had lots of bones of local animals including whales. I had never seen a complete orca and they...More

Thank Corrie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

$6 entry for adults and there are two rooms to look through. There is no wheelchair access, however they do have a running chair on the stairs for visitors to use. This is a great place to introduce young ones to whales and other marine...More

Thank malymurphy17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting facts. Self guided so you go at your speed. You do have to climb stairs as most of exibit is on the upper floor.

Thank hd84fx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a big time museum person but the Whale Museum is fun. I found it to be entertaining and educational. They had a hands on section and a section for kids. The movie was worth standing and watching. We really enjoyed our time...More

Thank Dan S
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