Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Port Townsend

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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. Now in its 35th year, the Center 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. For more information, including public hours, visit www.ptmsc.org.
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  • The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is the perfect place to duck into for some hands-on adventure. Pet a star fish any one? Tickle and anemone? The VERY knowledgeable staff and volunteers will spe...  more »
  • This unassuming center at Fort Worden state park in Pt. Townsend, WA, is packed with amazing hands-on exhibits that provide you with such an impactful perspective on the marine life of the area. Frien...  more »
  • What a gem this place is for the little ones in your life. The docents are friendly and helpful and the touch tanks for the kids are amazing. My grandkids did not want to leave!  more »
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  • So much fun to be had here. The 2:00pm feedings are not to be missed. Watch the tentacles of the anemone surround the food and slowly close in, as they digest. It was a surprising, hilarious, rare event to witness. Great for kids, as the volunteers encourage them to touch and feel.
  • Wow, what a little gem of a science center! There is a lot to see here in the beautiful saltwater touch tanks that display ocean life native to the region. Steve, a friendly and knowledgeable docent, shared his marine biology expertise with us while we looked at and touched the colorful creatures. Only $5 per person is a great value.
  • Great spot to go with kids. We turned up half an hour before close and they kJ fly let us in for free. Lots to learn and touch pools to feel.
  • Our family had a wonderful time. The staff/volunteers were amazing and really encouraged my children to explore.
  • Fun place. Take the kids, touch the sea life. You will 9nly spend 30 min here, but yhecaise is good and so is the fun.
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