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Ocean Shores Interpretive Center

1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360 289 4617
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Pro tip - donation $5 suggested, worth every penny. A great little place to visit and get your learn on. It's essentially a little micro-museum with a variety of exhibits centered around Grays Harbor. There's a shipwreck section, fowl and fauna taxidermy, shells, marine animals, etc. They encourage visitors to touch stuff. Extremely kid friendly. And the staff was super... More

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Seattle, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sections on almost every aspect of life in a seashore environment, including birds, animals, tides, history of the area, etc. I especially liked the exhibit on ocean debris and the items that have washed ashore from the tsunami.

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Spokane, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved all the hands on activities (especially if you have kids) and all the information they gave. Got a question, just ask these folks are well educated and informed. This place is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

the people there were so helpfully friendly and knowledge about the area and ocean we give it thumbs up

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Seattle, Washington
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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

the kids loved this they learned a ton about so many different things.....almost everything was hands on the staff was amazing and helpful and answered all 6 of the girls questions patiently and explained things to them in a way they could understand they had a fun tiny playground out back to enjoy and the exhibits were really fun for... More

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Highly recommend seeing this place while you are in town. Lots of interesting displays including rocks, shipwrecks, and wildlife of the Ocean Shores area. Nice people who often are knowledgable and happy to chat about their area of expertise.

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Highly recommend and it's Free ! Some very interesting ocean facts and artifacts from the Japan Tsunami. Hard to believe some much stuff floats onto the beaches here in Washington from all around the Pacific rim !

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Escalon, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We happened upon this museum & were very surprised to find so much there. The man there was very informative & friendly. The "hands on" museum was so much fun. Great place to take children of all ages. Free admission, but they gladly accept donations.

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Belfair, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took the grand kids ages 6-10 and they loved it. From The hands on exhibits to the seashell room. Informative and kid friendly to keep their attention. Free but donations appreciated.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So much information packed in to a small place. The volunteers had so much knowledge and were so friendly. It is a hands on experience, there are very few this in the exhibit you can't touch and hold. Worth the visit.

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