Coastal Interpretive Center, Ocean Shores

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Coastal Interpretive Center provides a hands-on learning experience about the area's cultural and natural history. Established in the 1970s, the center aims to educate the public and preserve the state's coastal environments. You can take a self-guided tour of the exhibits, which cover coastal wildlife and birds, sea life, native cultures, history of the ocean shores, and shipwrecks. Many displays are touchable, which makes this attraction particularly interesting and appealing to families with curious kids. If you're interested in getting involved during your vacation, consider making a financial contribution to the center, or join the volunteer program. Check the website for additional info, opening hours, and upcoming events. To visit Coastal Interpretive Center and other attractions in Ocean Shores, use our Ocean Shores trip itinerary maker .
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  • Was closed, but the outside displays were interesting. Especially with the provided information. Sad statistics on how many whales were killed by the local industry historically.  more »
  • Somehow stumbled upon a brochure for this little gem on this trip to Ocean Shores and decided to take a look after visiting the jetty beach. It was well worth the stop. I was one of four adults and al...  more »
  • Unless you have young children don't waste your time here. Totally mediocre unless your kids are 9 y/o and like where's Waldo.  more »

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