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“Nice local center, a bit small but good for a quick trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Poulsbo Marine Science Center

Poulsbo Marine Science Center
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Poulsbo
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Owner description: Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice local center, a bit small but good for a quick trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Small, informative, friendly staff. Nice to have a small local place for marine science although but lacking in exhibits.

Visited July 2013
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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161 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“good little place”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

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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79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pretty varied display of sea life for such a small place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“HIGHLY underrated!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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