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Address: 62 First St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 360 378 4710
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Description: Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the...
Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the Washington coast in the spring.
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Go Here Before Your Whale Watching Tour

We went to the Whale Museum initially to look for a gift for our grandson. Once we got there we toured the entire place then sat and watched a video on "Springer". What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Timothy S
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went to the Whale Museum initially to look for a gift for our grandson. Once we got there we toured the entire place then sat and watched a video on "Springer". What a testament to the dedicated workers of NOAA who saved this whale and reintroduced it back to the waters so it could rejoin its family.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had some time before our ferry trip and visited the Whale Museum. Since whale watching was one of the main reasons for our trip, we thought it would be a must see. I will admit that we probably didn't allow enough time to fully take in all that it offers. We enjoyed the video "Orca" which provided a lot... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A really good display for the size of the town and the resources available. Read carefully and you will uncover the commitment of the people to protecting the whales and their habitat. Good Luck!

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Guangzhou, China
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22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Whale Museum is filled with amazing skeletons, interesting info, and fun exhibits. This is a great place for adults and kids alike. It's an inexpensive, fun, and educational experience just a short walk up hill from the ferry. I highly recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The volunteer on reception was very knowledgeable and handed out "mini questionnaires", to encourage us to take a deeper look at the exhibits. Many skeletal and life size exhibits of whales and other cetaceans. There is even a viewing window over the Strait to spot the local pods of Orcas - no luck this time though! Just a few dollars... More 

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Seattle
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have been here more than three times over the years and always discover something new. Love the updates on the individual killer whale pods, the audio recordings of different sea life, feeling humbled when you stand beneath the whale skeleton. They have a children's room, a few historical movies always playing, a gift shop of course. They also have... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I loved this museum, it was very informative and had a great shop, I learned a lot about whales and the other marine life in the area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's just a few bucks to get in, and a nice informative stop while in Friday Harbor, especially in conjunction with a whale boat tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a great stop; it's definitely worth the 3 or 4 dollars you pay for admission. You can see a complete orca whale skeleton, a dolphin and seal fetus, and a bunch of other cool things. Good way to spend an hour or two...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Imagine an old large home, painted like the underwater of Puget Sound with Orca sounds looping through your tour. Lots of whale bones and other exhibits. Odd, interesting, and at $6, it won't dent your wallet. The gift shop is fun.

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