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The Whale Museum

Address: 62 First St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 360 378 4710
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Owner description: Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the Washington coast in the spring.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Friendly curators and interesting exhibits! We enjoyed learning about the pods and individual whale that frequent the local waters.

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Roche Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very interesting museum dedicated to the whales... but what else on this island would you really dedicate a museum for??? The Pig War... I found this place to be old smelling but I read many interesting things and enjoyed listening to the lady talk to the school that came in... Make sure you don't go on a school day... Slightly... More

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The museum was recommended to us and my husband and I enjoyed looking around. There were some interesting exhibits, lots of information and a short informative video. I think I would have been more impressed if I didn't have other better museums to compare it to. Worth a visit if you have time between ferry sailings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent whale education at this museum. very comfortable too. Affordable and a must see for the San Juan Island experience.

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lots of interesting facts. Cute little house it is settled in. Love all the artifacts. It was nice to see info on current species around the area. We learned about all kinds of different animals.

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San Marcos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My family and I stopped by the Whale Museum prior to boarding a boat to go whale watching. I like the large whale skeleton on the ceiling. I can tell the museum is dedicated to educating others about the whales in the area. I had a positive experience, but it really doesn't take longer than 30 minutes to get through... More

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Newberg, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You can feel the pride and love the people feel towards the natural beauty and sea life they get to live with each day.

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Fife, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Came here with a group from work. Nice people and very helpful. Also great information. And interesting items to view and learn about the local whales. Def recommend to visit and check it out

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Quite interesting information on whales; lots of skeletons and examples of baleen. $5.00 p/p senior entrance fee, nice gift shop. Attractions for kids, too.

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