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Ocean Shores Interpretive Center

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Address: 1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Phone Number: 360 289 4617
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For a volunteer staffed operation, the museum was well curated. Exhibits included local birds, historic shipwreck relics, artifacts from latest tsunami debri, a small auditorium... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Port Ludlow WA
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

For a volunteer staffed operation, the museum was well curated. Exhibits included local birds, historic shipwreck relics, artifacts from latest tsunami debri, a small auditorium with fascinating video of fledging snowy owl family in Alaska and more

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Snohomish
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I came with my 4 kids. We gave them a small donation and saw what washed ashore. They let kids touch animal pelts and whale bones and shells. They had a little gift shop but it was mostly books. I read one of the reviews that listed stuffed animals, I didn't imagine taxidermied animals, they don't bother me, but they... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This a wonder place for kids of all ages has lot of history, moves of floods, shipwreck, and hands on feel of animals

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Helena, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very friendly and helpful folks manning the OSIC! Maps, books and a few interesting artifacts to enjoy. Kid friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Perfect place to come and explore. The kids always love coming here to explore. There is also playground.

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Puyallup
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a great little museum. Well worth your time to visit even with kids. Very friendly volunteers. Lots of information.

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Moses Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have visited the Interpretive Center several times. Every time, I am struck by the eagerness and knowledge of the staff and volunteers. These folks genuinely love and care about the community and beach area. Their knowledge bases are varied (everything from wildlife to fishing floats) and they love to share with adults and kids alike.

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Anderson Island, Washington
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place is similar to a museum and is at the southeast corner of the peninsula near the yacht club. It may only be open on weekends, especially in the winter. Quite interesting stuff from the beach, Ocean Shores history and a small shop with books and items that kids might like. Small donation

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Aberdeen, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a wealth of knowledge you can gain by spending a few hours at this place. Stuffed animals, local ship wreacks and so much more. Great learning and fun for the kids

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was so impressed at the dedication of the volunteers on duty the day I visited. The gentleman even went out to our RV to invite my wife into the facility. Great enthusiasm and so well versed in not only the natural history but the local history as well. There are some beautifully restored historic items from the area including... More 

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Address: 1033 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Phone Number: 360 289 4617
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ocean Shores

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