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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
+1 360-598-4460
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Nice place to spend an hour

Living nearby to two world-class aquariums (Aquarium of the Pacific and the Monterey Bay Aquarium... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David G
Los Angeles, California
Fun short trip

Make sure to check the hours before going. We visited 2 times before we could get them at an open... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Poulsbo, Washington
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Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“touch tank” (10 reviews)
“sea life” (6 reviews)
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18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
+1 360-598-4460
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living nearby to two world-class aquariums (Aquarium of the Pacific and the Monterey Bay Aquarium), I can appreciate how hard the Poulsbo Marine Science Center has to work to do what they do on an obviously tiny budget. On our visit, the staff was knowledgeable...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Make sure to check the hours before going. We visited 2 times before we could get them at an open time! HA! That being said they have a great volunteer staff and the facilities looks very nice. Just recently taken over by Western Washington University,...More

Thank WAstate2boymama
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is super fun place with marine hands on activities for the children and they also have few fish tanks and informational display. It is a very small place but super fun to kids 3-10 years old. Older kids might not be as entertained. It...More

Thank naboushadi
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was surprised that this small discovery center had so much to offer families who were interested in area sealife. Children were having so much fun touching sea stars and other sealife. There were small aquariums with various fish. The movie was penguins at the...More

Thank ResortMan2016
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Nicely laid out exhibit. Very informative of the local history. Not so big that you have to spend a lot of time getting through it.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I like visiting here. It seems they always have something new to see. I particularly like to see the orange octopus they rescued. These animals really do have personality. The volunteers are always knowledgeable and like to share the stories.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a donation only visitor site... in the heart of downtown historic poulsbo exhibiting local marine life- run by volunteers. Quaint facility with plenty of on-hands experiences for the kids.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We took our daughter here because she loves marine animals. It's a great interactive and educational place for kids. We liked that they teach kids about marine life in our area and how we can help. Definitely recommend.

Thank thereal253
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It is a very small place but the grandsons really enjoyed the interactive touch aquarium. They were able to pick up starfish, crabs and a sea cucumber. You can walk the entire place in five minutes, but we really were there for the touch aquarium....More

1  Thank Z9347RUmarys
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This a cute Museum with some really interesting information. The staff is really great and I suggest everybody leave a donation and the donation box

Thank Jeanne B
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