Fodor's Expert Review Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Port Townsend Museum/Gallery

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. Open weekends only during fall and winter; the marine center is closed in winter.

Museum/Gallery Zoo/Aquarium Educational Institution Marina/Pier/Dock

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520 Battery Way
Port Townsend, Washington  98368, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $5, mid-June–early Sept., Wed.–Mon. 11–5; early Sept.–Nov. and late Mar.–mid-June, Fri.–Sun. noon–4 (marine lab and aquarium building by appointment only Dec.–Mar.), Closed weekdays in fall and winter; marine center closed in winter

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