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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
360-598-4460
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Ranked #2 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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Naples, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction 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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