Port Townsend Marine Science Center

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) mission is to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. We are an educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding and conserving our marine and shoreline environment.

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Address:532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone Number:360-385-5582
BIG thank you to the challenge match donors: Herb and Kathe Cook, Linda Dacon, Wendy Feltham, Nancy Fowler, Jan North, Betty Petrie, and Lee Whitford. We couldn't do it without you.
Visitors to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center take a journey into a world where awe-inspiring beauty is woven with powerful positive messages of collective action to restore the health of the Salish Sea. An aquarium building on the pier invites the public to explore a live collection of marine invertebrates and fish in touch tanks. In a second building on the shore, a fully articulated orca skeleton invites visitors to learn her story. Both exhibits instill a deeper understanding of the health of the marine waters where we live.

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center's educational programs invite participants of every age to dive deeper into the world of conserving the Salish Sea. Adult learning opportunities include lectures, citizen science projects, and wildlife cruises. Youth programs include school field trips, summer camps, and internships.