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The Whale Museum

62 First St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360 378 4710
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Type: Museums
Description: Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the Washington coast in the spring.
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you're visiting Friday Harbor and/or going whale watching you have to check out the Whale Museum before hand! You'll learn about resident Orca pods, whales in PNW indigenous culture, as well as conservation efforts for local marine wildlife. I went here on a whim and I'm so glad I did. I'd recommend it to anyone going to Friday Harbor.

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Bastrop, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, everything you want to know about whales. Love what they are doing there. The exhibits are great and the people are very helpful and love to talk to you about the whales.

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Palm City, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Small museum with an abundant amount of information on whales. Both reading and watching. The have several skeltons one you can even sit inside and look like you were swallowed.

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Loomis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We heard this was a museum worth visiting and it was, especially before we went on a whale watching tour. So much great information about the orca population in the San Juan Islands!

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Rogers, Arkansas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was interesting to see information about the orca whales that we had seen on our trip to Friday Harbor. It is not in a new building, but it is quaint. There are nice exhibits, and the personnel working there are very helpful and have lots of information. The displays are also interesting. It is a nice place to spend... More

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Lakebay, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The museum is nice and a good price but needs an update to the materials visual and audio. Good for families at a reasonable price. Staff are friendly.

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Baltimore, MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited on our first afternoon in town before a kayaking trip and it was very informative. It was nice to get an overview of the orcas, their pods and genealogy before our trip. The museum is easy to get to and can be completed in an hour or so. Definitely worth the time and small fee to learn about... More

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New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Small and charming and good for the kids! But not a really interactive place. Museum seemed a bit tired and from an older era.

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Marion, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you are interested in orcas, a good place to spend an hour. Focus is on the local resident pod. Usually an interesting video playing.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very inexpensive to tour, learned alot, our children liked it as well. They have a great gift shop with affordable merchandise.

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