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“Informative and kid friendly”
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 November 19, 2013

While this is not a museum you might see in a more urban setting it is very nicely done. Lots of exhibits that are, for the most part, well maintained. Would be great to take the kids to.

Thank TravelTalk2
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The best draw here is a whale skeleton mounted. The rest was somewhat interesting if you're into whales.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was REALLY looking forward to visiting this museum and it more than met my expectations. I had a great time walking through and learning more than I expected at the whale museum. This is an interesting place with much information on whale history and conservation. I learned a great deal about Orca and other local animals. Both videos were interesting. Well worth the price to support this great venture.

I recommend a trip through the museum before you go whale watching and in the event that you are unable to do a whale watching trip due to weather or lack of whale cooperation in the area.

Also the gift shop has the best selection and most reasonable prices in town. Plus the purchases go towards supporting the museum. (Win win)

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Offered a good alternative when we couldn't go whale watching for real due to a delayed flight. Interesting exhibits.

Thank Chad S
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a nice place. Learned some neat facts about the areas sealife and local environment. It was the only place to see whales when we were in Friday Harbor due to uncooperative salmon and whales out in the straits.

Thank peripatetictexan_12
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