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“good little place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Poulsbo Marine Science Center

Poulsbo Marine Science Center
18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
360-598-4460
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Poulsbo
Type: Science Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“good little place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a small marine science center, but they have some fun exhibits and things to touch. There is also a cool octopus statue outside.

Visited August 2013
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“More than expected.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Kids loved this aquarium in downtown Poulsbo. They were able to touch some water animals and its located right at the end of downtown next to the marina!

Visited August 2013
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Belmont, California
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10 attraction reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Pretty varied display of sea life for such a small place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This little aquarium is surprisingly varied and has a huge tide pool inside. There are many sea anemones and starfish and slugs to touch. There are several small tanks with both tropical and local animals. There are newly hatched squid and jellyfish in tanks that were backlit so that the tiny little things could be seen.

It is free but we made a small donation. A fun thing to do after you've had your Viking donut down the street.

Visited June 2013
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Poulsbo, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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“HIGHLY underrated!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a pleasant surprise! Who would have thought little Poulsbo could support a marine center of this quality! The Seattle Aquarium it isn't and don't make a trip to Poulsbo just for this, but makes a FANTASTIC side stop if in Poulsbo already.

Visited August 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“super super tide pools”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Open Thursday afternoons thru Sunday afternoons. Very nice clean and super displays- can be visited in a half hour or more time depending on what your interests are. Leave them a small donation in their jar if you wish- worth it - and educational value super!

Visited August 2012
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