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Coastal Interpretive Center

1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
+1 360-289-4617
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we did not have children with us but still found each room to be full of information. Many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
janicepk
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Annapolis, Maryland
via mobile
Excellent and worth your time

Another surprise after our long walk on the beautiful beach was this center. Eight rooms are filled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deleen W
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Salem, Oregon
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Hands-on learning experience, natural and cultural history of the area. Open 10-4 seven days a week. No entry fee required, but donations are welcome.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
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"local history"
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"great for kids"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"nature trail"
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"stuffed animals"
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"flora and fauna"
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"learning center"
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"four adults"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we did not have children with us but still found each room to be full of information. Many different aspects of the area including sea life, animals, geology, and history of the local native tribes.

Thank janicepk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another surprise after our long walk on the beautiful beach was this center. Eight rooms are filled with displays and history. A donation is appreciated.

Thank Deleen W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed across the street and decided to walk over and check it out. Lots of information and historical artifacts. A great and inexpensive way to learn about the area.

Thank Kenny S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! The kids loved this place! Lots of hands on activities for them and historical for us! The pocket book also liked the visit as it was a donation only for the whole family I donated $20.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great hands-on center. They pack an incredible amount into a fairly small place. We were there with a 3 and 5 year old and they loved it.

Thank rcooper_12
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is an interesting place with many sea exhibits, Great explanations for things in and around the sea, nice people who can answer all your questions.

Thank Bertha Jean L
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

This small museum packs a BIG punch. TONS of "Touch" things for the little ones and lots to educate and enlighten. An hour would be minimum. NO charge just donations but VERY interesting.

Thank PaulLori
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great little museum. So much inside--both exhibits and variety of subjects covered. We arrived early on a Monday and it was already open before the 10:00 a.m. opening time. The volunteers who run the place are so friendly and so helpful.

Thank Angeles
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I was driving around looking for interesting places to explore and found this center. It has many neat displays, geared towards all age groups. It also has some informative books for purchase in the gift shop. They also let me bring my dog in and...More

Thank Ladyhawk555
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

From the outside, this place looks so tiny, you might not expect much. But inside are rooms that just keep going! Lots of hands-on displays for children, but so much more. History of the area, including native tribes, shipwrecks, farming, fishing, earthquakes. Displays and information...More

Thank Ginger W
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Response from Beth H | Property representative |
Our trail behind the center is only about a quarter of a mile loop. While it's not very long, it does display native coastal plant and forest habitats. It is easy and relaxed, great for children! This is not to be confused... More
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