Octopress Online
March 2022

A pair of common loons form a winter symmetry.

Photo by PTMSC volunteer Wendy Feltham.



This year we have both online and in-person options:

The silent auction will be online and run April 9 - 17

And save the date for
You, Me & the Salish Sea!
An in-person party and live auction celebrating
the Port Townsend Marine Science Center's
40th Anniversary

Saturday, April 16
3-5 p.m.
Fort Worden Commons

Specific COVID protocols for the live event will
be determined/announced in late March.


We invite you to donate a good or service. Our most popular items each year are getaways and experiences. Perhaps you have a timeshare or vacation home? Also popular are dinners or wine tastings. Feel free to team up with a friend! 

Donation forms are due
by Friday, March 18th.
No exceptions.


To donate, just click the button
and fill out the form.
Thank you!


at Flagship Landing

Downtown location opens to the public on March 4


New PTMSC Visitor Center at Flagship Landing


The brand-new PTMSC store at Flagship Landing

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center gave its supporters and the media a sneak peak at Phase 1 of a new exhibit space and store in downtown Port Townsend on March 2. The exhibit and store will open to the public on March 4, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plans are underway to open six days a week beginning in May. 

Phase 1 serves as an introduction to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s programs including community citizen science, life-long education programs and exhibits, and a store for unique marine-friendly products. The organization is also celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022.

“What better way to celebrate 40 rides around the sun for this collaborative community committed to inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea,” said Janine Boire, PTMSC executive director. “One of our primary goals with the Phase 1 space is to share our vision and invite people to visit our aquarium and museum spaces at Fort Worden.”


Left-to-right: Judy D'Amore, PTMSC co-founder; former PTMSC Executive Director Ann Murphy; PTMSC Executive Director Janine Boire; Libby Palmer, PTMSC co-founder


JeffCo Repair Goes REMOTE
Returning this month!


Saturday, March 19

1 - 3 p.m.

PTMSC Museum portico
(building next to Canteen at Fort Worden)

Have a broken belonging that you are just not sure how to fix? Sweater that needs a patch? A computer that might just need an update but you are unsure? An appliance that turns on but doesn't do what it should?

Let's Repair, instead of tossing and replacing!
For more information and to register an item for repair, click here!


in partnership with Puget Sound Express and Sound Experience


The cruises are BACK!

Seats book fast, so don't miss out!


SUMMER CAMPS 2022 is a GO!
Check out this year's camp offerings and get that kid signed up!


Port Townsend Marine Science Center Summer Camps return this year with week-long adventures right at the beach in Fort Worden State Park.

We’ll be taking all the precautions needed to ensure a safe and healthy experience for everyone. 

Click the link below to learn more and sign up your child now. But don't delay--our camps are limited in attendance and so are filling up fast!

Exhibit Hours
Check out our two locations!

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is now operating on a winter hours schedule.
We hope you will visit us at both of our locations (Fort Worden and 1001 Water Street).
As always, it’s a good idea to check the website for any unanticipated closures or schedule changes due to the weather or Covid restrictions. Here’s a quick look at what to expect.


At Fort Worden State Park

The Aquarium is closed to the public until early April, 2022.
The Museum & Gift Shop are open 
Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is by donation.


At Flagship Landing Building 
1001 Water St., downtown Port Townsend

The Visitor Center & Shop are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Gallery is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 3 p.m.
On exhibit through March 27, 2022:

We are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea
Admission is Free. Available for viewing through March 31, This exhibit was produced by the Washington Environmental Council and Braided River. We thank them for sharing it with our community.


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


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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!

Find us on

We have some amazing Instagram Reels created by our dedicated social media team here at PTMSC. 

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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