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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
360-598-4460
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Poulsbo
Type: Science Museums
Description: Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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Seattle, WA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The aquarium is small with a big touch tank, a couple large aquariums with local fish, and a few smaller ones. It's good for a half hour visit. They do have a nice actual whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. I found the most interesting part was a theater where they continually show a documentary on local marine life. Fortunately... More

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a great spot to bring the kids on a chill afternoon. Great volunteers to talk to and help entertain the kids. The aquarium isn't huge, but it's very relevant to living in the northwest. The touch tank is nice and there is a great learning room with fun books and sea themed activities. Totally worth making a donation... More

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Belfair, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Small, but plenty of fun for little ones. Grand daughters enjoyed the displays, touching the star fish and the big activity room. They colored and make marine themed drawings. I believe it was free, and the staff was very friendly.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice people working there, it is fixed up nice, lots of animals. Can't beat the price(free). Worth going out of your way to see, bring the kids. Don't forget to leave a donation!

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Silverdale, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's not an aquarium. It's a very small place and if you're in downtown Poulsbo you should stop by, check it out, and by all means donate. The staff seems like volunteers that really enjoy what they do. They've got local fishies, and an octopus! And you can pet stuff! And a video to watch. And for the record -... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A must do with the family, It's an above ground re creation of what's just under your feet. Best for 3-6 year olds, it's fun!

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Hansville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I wouldn't go here as a destination, but it can provide an interesting side trip to shopping on Front Street.

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Santa Cruz, Calif
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very small place, but what do you expect for free? (donations gladly accepted.) staff was friendly and full of enthusiasm and information. They were gathering specimens from Liberty bay as we got there and they showed us what the days catch was! Touch pool Is a hit with kids. Movies in the hall if you want to sit and learn.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Small, informative, friendly staff. Nice to have a small local place for marine science although but lacking in exhibits.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a small marine science center, but they have some fun exhibits and things to touch. There is also a cool octopus statue outside.

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