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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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Great little museum

This is a great little museum that is worth the trip. It has a wealth of knowledge about orcas and other marine life. You can tell they really care about preserving the whales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great little museum that is worth the trip. It has a wealth of knowledge about orcas and other marine life. You can tell they really care about preserving the whales. They also had nice orca themed gifts.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice little museum that focuses on orcas since they are the resident whale type in the area. Great for kidd

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fun and informational museum! Admission is VERY affordable (they also have a buy one get one coupon in the entertainment book) Fun activity room for the kids. We really enjoyed seeing all the whale skeletons (though sad, about their tragic deaths)... Lots of info about the local Orca pods! If you feel so inclined, you can even adopt a whale,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An interesting and educational place for young and old. Well crafted exhibits on the marine animals of the San Juan region, with emphasis on the whales but also the other residents of the Salish Sea area. You can even listen in on a hydrophone and potentially hear the live sounds of the orcas communicating with each other. Highly recommended! Then... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Its nice museum for kids.There are very small but a lot of history about San Juan Island orcas and whales!

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Seattle, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful exhibits and information on the local wildlife, specifically the southern resident killer whales. Check out the skeleton of L-112 Sooke on display!

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Anoka, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum that provides more information and exhibits than one might expect for it's relative small facility. The exhibits include Orca, Humpback and Minke whales from an historical and modern perspective. A must see in Friday Harbor. Plan at least an hour to soak up as much as possible.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The whale museum is conveniently located gives displays and classifications of whales & dolphins. It also concentrates on the local J, K, & L orca pods, and gives the history of some of the individuals that frequent the region. A nice extra touch was that the cashier gave each individual a ticket with the picture of a particular orca and... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The museum is small but they pack a lot into it for a low admission price: marine biology of orcas and other local sea life, presentations on conservation efforts, cultural myths of native peoples, films, artifacts, history of the main orca pods that travel through the islands, it was a great experience!

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice people and good learning about all whales. You have to visit when here! I enjoyed it. Great exhibits with written guid to follow step by step and video clips and sounds that whales hear, ways we can protect these endangered beauties. Respect our natures please

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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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