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...

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Website: http://ptmsc.org
Address: 532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Email: info@ptmsc.org
Phone Number: 360-385-5582
EIN: 91-1193699
The PTMSC provides place-based, people powered, hands-on learning for all ages including youth camps, exhibits of marine flora and fauna, educational and historical displays, citizen science programs and community-based lecture series. Located at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Wash., the PTMSC offers two public exhibits: the Marine Exhibit and the Natural History Exhibit.

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.
A HUGE shout out to our challenge match donors who are making it possible for people to double their money on GiveBIG day!! And many thanks to everyone who makes the Port Townsend Marine Science Center possible--donors, volunteers, board members, staff, grantors, partner organizations, and the whole community.