We invite you to support PTMSC by visiting the Museum gift shop, NOW OPEN Friday-Monday from 1-4 pm. And on your way to the gift shop, check out the Museum Pop Up in the portico: a rotating space where PTMSC staff and interns have been showing off their favorite parts of the PTMSC collection!
We are, of course, following all COVID-19 precautions. Masks and pre-screening are required for staff and visitors, a hand-washing station is provided at entry, payment is by credit card only and contact-less, and only one household group at a time is allowed in the gift shop.
See you soon!
Help Keep Our Community Connected!
Reaching kids only happens because of YOUR donations.
The Marine Science Center is determined to stay connected with our wider community. Virtual programming includes:
Last PUFFIN CRUISE of the season! In Partnership with Puget Sound Express
Saturday, August 8
6 - 9 p.m.
IT'S NOW OR... WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR!
You may not get another chances to spot puffins in the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve till 2021!
Puget Sound Express has adopted measures in keeping with Washington State and Jefferson County COVID Safe mandates including requiring mask-wearing aboard their vessels and decreasing capacity to allow for social distancing on all vessels.
Join us (remotely) for a series of online streaming Low Tide Walk events! Instead of our usual public programs, we’re going to be hosting a social-distancing friendly version. You can participate from home via social media during the scheduled event time, or visit a local tide pooling spot near you (while following current social distancing and recreation safety guidelines) for a self-guided experience.
All this time #StayingHome and not going anywhere may have you wondering how your car must feel! It’s hard to let go, but the Port Townsend Marine Science Center makes it easier. It also feels better when you support the cause you love. Donate today at https://careasy.org/nonprofit/port-townsend-marine-science-society or call (855) 500-RIDE or (855) 500-7433.
Now "assembled" and ready to view!
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we asked our community to participate in an Orca ART-iculation.
Over 30 creators from the Port Townsend community (and beyond!) have joined our project to virtually recreate the skeleton of Hope, PTMSC’s transient orca.
Congress included a way to make it easier to donate to the causes you care about by including these provisions in the CARES Act:
$300 of charitable giving (cash) is deductible even if you don't itemize
If you do itemize, the deductible limit is raised from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income
Finally, the government has sent out checks of $1,200 to most Americans. Many people who can afford to do so, are paying these funds forward to support organizations they love.
If you have questions, contact Liesl Slabaugh, Development and Marketing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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PTMSC - Always available on Social Media
Though our exhibits aren't open, you can always find us 24/7/365 on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us as we move through the days ahead--together we will continue to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea!