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Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Port Townsend Marine Science Center Review

Along the waterfront at Fort Worden State Park, the center is divided into two sections. The marine lab and aquarium building, in a former World War II military storage facility at the end of a pier, houses numerous aquarium displays, as well as touch tanks with sea stars, crabs, and anemones. The separate, on-shore Natural History Exhibit Center is filled with displays detailing the region's geography and marine ecology. Beach walks, nature camps, cruises, and day camps run throughout the summer, and there's a Low Tide Festival each July.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368 | Map It
  • Phone: 360/385–5582; 800/566–3932
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: mid-June–early Sept., Wed.–Mon. 11–5; early Sept.–early Apr., Fri.–Sun. noon–4 (marine lab and aquarium building by appointment only Nov.–Mar.)
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  • Location: Port Townsend
Updated: 05-10-2013

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