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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

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Address: 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
Phone Number: 360-598-4460
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Wow, Nice Visit

What a great time and nice people. We were geocaching in the area and decided to take a look at the center. It was great and very interactive. Not huge but packed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a great time and nice people. We were geocaching in the area and decided to take a look at the center. It was great and very interactive. Not huge but packed with information. We made a nice donation to help them with their budget. This is very kid friendly and will be a great time for everyone. Enjoy.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wonderful place to take kids of all ages. Its not a large place but it is packed full of information for young and old. Who does want to touch a Star Fish? Wonderful staff to answer questions, and some of us had a lot of questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Love this place. Poulsbo is a great place to spend the day. The park and docks. Slyes bakery. It has it all.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Perfect for families with small children. Has a touch pool and a number tanks with local marine species. Kids loved it!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Well decorated, touch tank aquarium. It's small but free and well cared for by the staff. Great for kids.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love to see children (and adults) excited about learning about marine animals that live in our PNW waters. The volunteers here are kind and patient with young learners.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Took my two grandchildren, ages 6 and 8 to the Poulsbo Aquarium and they had a great time. It may not be very big or varied in its exhibits and tanks, but they have a hands-on tank that the kids loved and a comfortable (lots of pillows and space to stretch out) big screen theatre. The volunteers were so welcoming... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an interesting marine experience.

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Tukwila, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's a good little stop off spot but older kids may not be thrilled. My teens were done in 5 mins but the younger kids stayed for about an hour. Stop by and play in the touch tank, leave a donation and have fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went with some other ladies and their kids (ages 2 - 6). It only took us about 20 minutes to tour the aquarium portion. There is a touch tank plus about 5 other tanks with fish. One tank has tropical fish, the rest have fish indigenous to our area. There was a secchi disc display for measuring water clarity,... More 

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