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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 righ...  more »
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  • A wonderful place for kids and adults to explore the wonders of the local marine environment! Educational and fun, a great place to visit.
  • Definitely worth a visit. Doesn't take a lot of time to go through the exhibits there's stuff for kids to touch and to learn. Great to take visitors great for people who are camping at Fort Worden and best of all a big plus for people who are local. The volunteers are wonderful they are super friendly I would recommend doing this at least once a year if not more
  • Educational fun about Pudget Sound & the Salish Sea.
  • Good for a very small marine science center. Mostly touch ponds with local sea life. Some very knowledgeable staff and volunteers to help explain what you are seeing.
  • Great place to learn about the sound and it's health. Very interesting displays and research.
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