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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
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Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Very neat attraction

Large marine science center indoors and outdoor classes. Short visit it all day, plenty to do for sure! You can feed and even pet some of the marine critters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wanderer0213
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Port Orchard, Washington
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Port Orchard, Washington
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large marine science center indoors and outdoor classes. Short visit it all day, plenty to do for sure! You can feed and even pet some of the marine critters.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE EXPERIENCE: The entire family enjoyed the visit - it offered a great deal in terms of educational value, of course, featuring a cozy theatare, aquarium room with several tanks, and a deck overlooking the sound, all complete with interpretive in. The hightlight of the visit was the Touch Pool with anemones, starfish, and sea cucumber, which hosted by some... More 

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Thank Ben B
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

The only reason i give this place 5 stars is because its free. It is cool that you can get hands on with marine wildlife but thats about it. Very small place and is funded by donations. My kids like it and thats what matters most

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Thank Joe Q
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Great place to bring kids to introduce them to marine life. Everything in the tank is hands on so kids can touch and pick up the aquatic animals. Best of all, it's free! I just wish they'd expand their exhibits a bit more.

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Thank Jordan M
Vancouver, Washington
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

free to enter this science center. Small but informative. It was fun watching coral being fed with brine (small shrimp). touch tank was fun. Able to touch crabs.

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Thank Asu W
Texas
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135 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Tim D
Washington
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank Karen S
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank ksmith6469
Seattle
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

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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192 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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Thank Nate K

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