Octopress Online

June 2021


Black-legged kittiwake
(Rissa tridactyla)

Photo by PTMSC volunteer Wendy Feltham.


Visit the Aquarium & Museum


The exhibits and gift shop are OPEN
Saturday and Sunday, from 12-5 p.m.

We're ready to show you everything from the marine life in our tanks to the orca skeleton hanging above our heads.

We are following all Washington State and Jefferson County COVID-19 health and safety guidance as we reopen to the public to keep you healthy, including limiting visitor capacity throughout the day. Click the button below to plan your visit.



Find another world beneath the waves!


Join us for a guided walk on the beach at low tide and learn how animals survive and thrive in the intertidal zone.

This event is family-friendly; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Kaleidoscope from the Sea with Shelby Silver


Wednesday, July 21
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Building 306, Fort Worden

Inspired by all of the many pieces of plastic floating in our oceans, this in-person class focuses on marine science debris. Artist Shelby Silver will be joined by a staff educator from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

This program will bring together science and an art-making activity that focuses on marine science debris as a vibrant, textured, and unique material.

This class will be conducted by Northwind Art.
Partial tuition scholarships will be available for this class. Click the button below to learn more about the class.


WINNER of the Anne Murphy
Ocean Stewards Scholarship:



Award winner Ella Ashford

Ella Ashford, age 11, with former volunteer, the late Roger Wilson, in 2013

Ella Ashford has been awarded the 2021 Anne Murphy Ocean Stewards Scholarship, a $1,500 award sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Ella plans to use her scholarship to pursue a degree in environmental science at Willamette University in Oregon.

Ashford is well acquainted with the marine environment. In 2013, at age 11, she volunteered with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network to help protect a northern elephant seal pup that had come ashore in downtown Port Townsend. Ashford wrote about the experience on the PTMSC blog and the unusual story was written up in the Peninsula Daily News.


DONATE YOUR VEHICLE through C.A.R.S. and help out PTMSC!

Ready to get rid of an old car while supporting a cleaner planet? We here at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center make charitable car donation so easy! It also feels better when you support the cause you love. Donate today at our C.A.R.S. page or call (855) 500-RIDE or (855) 500-7433

in partnership with Puget Sound Express

photo by Wendy Feltham

We have sailings through New Year's Eve!
Seats book fast, so don't miss out!



Discover PTMSC's original activities that will keep you and your child inspired to learn more about Salish Sea science!

We also provide links to other K-12 online learning resources to keep you and your children engaged between your visits to our exhibits!

Check out our continuously updated offerings!



Just another great post from our dedicated
social media team here at PTMSC. 

PTMSC - Always available on Social Media

You can always find us 24/7/365 on Facebook and Instagram. Get behind-the-scenes access to our exhibits, and share with your friends the great work we do here at PTMSC!

Follow us online -- together we will continue to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea!


Contact Us:
532 Battery Way  | Port Townsend, Washington 98368
(360) 385-5582 | info@ptmsc.org

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