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“Good way to prepare for whale watching!”
Review of The Whale Museum

The Whale Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This small museum provides a wealth of information for the uninformed and new information for those with knowledge and experience. It's is a multi- media interactive museum with impressive skeletons and hands on options for children. The short films of the orcas are fascinating. It's a self- guided and paced exhibit and was the perfect way to begin our whale watching experience.

Thank twerner
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you are a visitor to the Islands you should include this stop on your list. Children will especially find this fascinating. Run by a dedicated and knowledgeable group of 'whale huggers'. Everything you wanted to know about Orca whales but was afraid to ask.

Thank orioncreative
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

For a small museum in a small town, this is a very respectable place. They have a number of re-articulated skeletons, some of which are from "our" local whales. For those who don't know a great deal about whales, this is a very educational. The museum is expanding to include an exhibit for Sooke (L-112), a young (just over 3 years old) who died and washed ashore in February of 2012.

One of the neatest exhibits I saw was a recording of two whale pods communicating with each other. As each "sang" the screen highlighted its location, and tracked their progress over time.

Thank Mr_Parsnips
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

It is a whale museum, and that's what they focus on. One big room. A kid fascinated with whales would probably have a ball. I took my niece, she was about 8. liked it, didn't love it.

Thank Slugbuglady
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We're glad we stopped here. For a $5 donation lots of information regarding the types and locations of whales. Even a notice of when the last whales were spotted in the area.

Thank Retiredandloveit
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