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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Nice Aquarium on the waterfront

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Port Orchard, Washington
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Port Orchard, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Everett, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The marine aquarium is a great stop in Poulsbo. While it's small and not very updated, the staff ensures that you really learn some valuable information regarding the local marine life. We stopped in during a downpour and it was full of families with curious and engaged children. Definitely a must stop. There is no entrance fee, however, a donation... More 

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Visalia, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a very small science center but I enjoyed it. Had knowledgeable docents walking around giving all kinds of information about local marine life.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I took my 6 month old daughter for a quick visit, and we had a great time! The Marine Science Center is small, but a nicely kept little gem. The staff was very friendly, informative and accommodating. I would recommend a visit with small children, as they allow them to touch the displays, as well.

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Naples, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Didn't visit the Marine center but the town is quaint! Visit the bakery for Viking cups! Awesome! Great art co-op store with 35 artists participating.

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Arlingron
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went here on a whim...it was small but had a good sampling of sea life and the staff was very friendly. The best was the octopus by far. It was really active, especially when they fed him...while our kids enjoyed it (early teens), its probably more suited to pre-teen and younger. We went through it in less than 30... More 

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Seattle, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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