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“Well worth an hour of your time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Fort Worden State Park, 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
360 385-5582
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Type: Science Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is committed to inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea.
Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Well worth an hour of your time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The interactive exhibits make this place especially entertaining. How many places let you stroke sea stars? The museum is small but has a collection that really showcases the diversity of marine life in the area. The staff members were knowledgeable and quite willing to take the time to talk.

Visited September 2013
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Astoria, Oregon
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“great interpretation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Its small, but well done, and good information for kids.
Great activity, especially on a less than perfect weather day

Visited September 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great! Interactive and educational!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stopped by during a weekend trip last April with our 12year old and really enjoyed it. Learned a ton of information from local environmental waste initiatives to the habitat and movements of the sea mammals and fish in the area. Really worth it!

Visited April 2013
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Kingston, WA
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“An Octopus has 9 Brains! REALLY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

What a great place! Well worth the nominal fee! You can see all kinds of fish and this killer octopus that is way cool. The guides there share a wealth of information about the sea and the creatures from the sea. Wonderful experience for Children. I felt like one when I was there. Who knew an octopus has 9 brains...I didn't. Loved it. And it shows you to give respect to the ocean....there's an exhibit that shows what is found in the water....would make you cry. I'll probably go back one day. Wonderful learning experience. Also check out the Orca exhibit across the street......if you love Orcas....you will really love this!

Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic little gem of a natural science center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A must for all the avid beachcombers in the family. Wonderfully cared for by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers!

Visited August 2013
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