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The Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast Sights

Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Updated 05/10/2013

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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.

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520 Battery Way, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, USA

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360-385–5582; 800-566–3932


Sight Details:

  • $5
  • 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.)

Updated 05/10/2013


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