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The Whale Museum

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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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Guaranteed to see an Orca

Loved the learning of cetaceans, dophins, purpoises and whales. Learned a ton, and best of all you're guaranteed to see and be up close to an Orca... skeleton. :) Educational... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Brian L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Loved the learning of cetaceans, dophins, purpoises and whales. Learned a ton, and best of all you're guaranteed to see and be up close to an Orca... skeleton. :) Educational for the kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had three kids 5,7,8 and three adults and we all had a great time. We really loved the costumes and pretending we were orcas eating the salmon they had animal crossword puzzles and info coloring sheets. You get an entrance card with a specific whale when you go in. I was Muncher--but liked my siblings names better Mystique etc.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is one very well informed museum. The videos are great. The gift shop is excellent. People are well informed about whales and whaling. The skeletons were exceptional. Loved it.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you love whales, you have to stop here, purchase some whale memorabilia and learn about the history of whales. Great museum in the center of town and good prices on items. Tee shirts at least $7 less than other shops and proceeds go to a great cause!!! Only $6 admission and well worth it!

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Saint Augustine, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited the museum one afternoon and spent over an hour walking through the exhibits and learning about the Southern Resident Killer Whales.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I would definitely recommend visiting here if you want to learn more about whales. They have a ton of information in various forms. It was fun for adults and kids alike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited the museum on a recent vacation on San Juan Island. It's very small, the gift store having more than the actualy museum. But the facts depicted in their displays along with the videos were very informative and interesting. They also provided sightings information around the islands, so make this your stop BEFORE going out to see whales!

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Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Touring this small museum didn't take much time, was interesting, and helped us learn something about whales before our whale-watching tour.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Easy to walk to this museum (downtown area). Staff were friendly, knowledgeable, committed to their work. Exhibits were very well done: interactive, engaging, varied in content and media. The museum was a great find, offering a nice alternative to the commercial outlets competing for our time and attention.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Exciting introduction to the classification of whales, their ability to recognize those of their own pod and to learn that they are capable of distinguishing between dialects. It was very moving to listen to their voices, observe their devotion to their families and thrill at their ability to cavort in the waves. Amazing example of love and humor.

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Address: Address: 62 First St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 360 378 4710
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor

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