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Ocean Shores Interpretive Center

Address: 1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Phone Number: 360 289 4617
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Museum, hands on children/adult learning, somewhat a fossilized animal zoo. The Interpretive Center has everything local-past to present. Donation to enjoy, and local volunteers to guide you through the center. It is right off Damon Point, so you can leave and start your own explorations.

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Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Looking for something to do in rainy weather we decided to check this place out. I'm so glad we did! Interesting and the exhibits were well done.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped in here to check it out and we found lots of interesting information and local history. Quite a bit of hands-on stuff too for kids and enough items to keep them interested and occupied. Definitely worth a stop when visiting Ocean Shores.

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Yelm, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great place to take the family to learn about the eco systems and history of the area! Lots of exhibits and hands on things too with some videos you an watch :)

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Yelm, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this is an old style museum. it has some interesting artifacts. Not in downtown it is to the east so get directions.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped here looking for a good book after an afternoon on Damon Point. The center is staffed by friendly, well informed volunteers and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The gift shop is stocked with books by local authors, field guides, and a number of reference and history books written about the area. There are many hands on exhibits which are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This interpretive center is very informative about the history of Ocean Shores, the plantlife, wildlife and maritime industry. There are several interesting exhibits. The interpretive center is even more impressive in the fact that it as all done by local volunteers who have a passion for their city. We go every time and always bring something new away from our... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Ocean Shores Interpretive Center is located in what is known as "The Natural Side of Ocean Shores", on the south end of the peninsula, near the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation are and the new planned vacation village of Oyhut Bay. The well thought out exhibits sprawl through several buildings and additions in a maze of sorts of natural wonder. Expect... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This center features local nature items, beachcomber finds, and some nautical artifacts. It is an interesting place for a short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

There is always a docent if you have questions. There is a small gift shop with a decent collection of books. Not a touristy one with lots of knick knack stuff. The exhibits are very informative covering both historical and natural history. A real gem. Supported by volunteers and donations rather than expensive entry fees, so please be generous.

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