Woody chiton (mopalia lignosa) Photo by PTMSC volunteer Wendy Feltham.
Aquarium & Museum NOW OPEN
Now OPEN by appointment!
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays* Noon - 4 PM By appointment only *also open on Labor Day Monday
We at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center are excited to announce that we will be RE-OPENING our Aquarium and Museum exhibits to the public!
We're ready to show you everything from the marine life in our tanks to the orca skeleton hanging above our heads. And we've made some changes to keep you and the animals safe!
Visiting hours are by online appointment only. No walk-ups will be admitted.
For more information and to book an hour-long time-slot in advance, go to our Visit Us page for an exclusive visit for your household group of up to 10 visitors. PTMSC members must also reserve in advance. Your reservation includes entry to both the Aquarium and Museum exhibits.
We are continuing our admission by donation policy to make visiting affordable for all. Pay what you will at the door, or make a donation here. Our regular admission is $7 for adults, $4 for youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under. We appreciate what you are able to donate. Thank you!.
Masks are required, and must be worn covering nose and mouth, during your visit. This is per State of WA COVID-19 guidelines. All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask.
Tidepool tank exhibits will be "View Only" for the safety of the animals. Our staff will provide more guidance upon arrival so that we can all enjoy a safe and educational experience on your visit.
We have missed you and look forward to inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea!
International Coastal Clean-Up
Saturday September 19
Join the movement to Fight Ocean Trash
with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, WA CoastSavers and Ocean Conservancy on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Check in: 9:30 am PTMSC Museum Entrance, under the portico. Get directions and beach locations, trash bags, and gloves and head out to the beach.
Return to PTMSC: by 1:30 pm - Weigh your accomplishments.
Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife, and local economies. Make an impact locally in the Salish Sea by joining the world's largest volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways with the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Thanks to Olympic Disposal and Port Townsend Food Co-Op for their support.
Plastic Free Kahoot! Trivia Night
Missing your weekly Trivia Night?
Tuesday September 15
To help raise awareness for the International Coastal Cleanup, PTMSC will be hosting a trivia night about pollution through Kahoot!
This trivia night will help prepare participants for the International Coastal Cleanup by creating an atmosphere of difficult and mind opening pollution themed trivia questions. These questions range from global pollution statistics, to local pollution factoids.
Presented by Tangled Fibers, a collaborative group of four Olympic Peninsula fiber artists. Using fiber, color, texture and whimsy, the Tangled Fibers artists will create kelp, tide pools, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs, jellyfish and other forms of life found under and over its shores.
The Arts Center's intimate side gallery will be transformed into an installation that transports visitors into the world of the Salish Sea itself. The main gallery will feature more traditional art objects, wall hangings, sculptures and quilts—all inspired by the sea—its vastness and beauty, as well as issues such as diversity loss and ocean acidification.
Do check this show out - a portion of the show's sales support PTMSC!
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 email@example.com
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
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!
Support Our Mission. Donate Your Vehicle Today!
PTMSC is now an active member with C.A.R.S.
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 our C.A.R.S. page or call (855) 500-RIDE or (855) 500-7433.