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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Website: http://ptmsc.org
Address: 532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Email: info@ptmsc.org
Phone Number: 360-385-5582
EIN: 91-1193699
Founded in 1982, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is a non-profit 501c3 educational organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. 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. Both exhibits instill a deeper understanding of the health of the marine waters where we live.

PTMSC visitors 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. The Marine Exhibit is aquarium building on the pier that invites the public to explore a live collection of marine plants and animals in "touch" tide pools. The Natural History Exhibit, located on the shore, features a fully articulated orca skeleton and an accompanying interactive exhibit that invites visitors to learn "The Story of Hope."

PTMSC educational programs invite participants of every age to dive deeper into the world of Salish Sea conservation. Adult learning opportunities include lectures, citizen science projects, and wildlife cruises. Youth programs include school field trips, summer camps, and internships.

For more information, including public hours, visit www.ptmsc.org.