Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Founded in 1982, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center's (PTMSC) mission is to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding our marine and shoreline environment.
All donations to our 2018 "GiveBIG For All" campaign support the PTMSC's extensive marine mammal programs! Details below...
532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
This year all GiveBIG funds will support marine mammal programs. Our commitment to marine mammals is longstanding. Through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Mammal Stranding Network, we respond to hundreds of distressed mammal reports covering more than 100 miles of Olympic Peninsula shoreline. In our exhibits, the PTMSC provides extensive educational information to people of all ages about the diversity and significance of marine mammals in the Salish Sea ecosystem. On display at our Natural History Exhibit is one of only six orca skeletons -- lovingly articulated by scores of staff and volunteers -- and we are currently preparing a gray whale skeleton for display. Both offer distinct insights into the lives and deaths of these majestic animals and provide crucial lessons to help us ensure their species' future survival.
For more information, including public hours, visit www.ptmsc.org.