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Padilla Bay Interpretive Center

10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-7242
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For trail, not center...

Sadly, the hours of center changed to Tues-Sat 10-5 last fall, Sep. 2016) so it was closed when we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
We just stumbled on this Interpretive Center

We were in the area exploring and did not know about the Padilla Bay I Center. So very happy we... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Helena, Montana
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10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-7242
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly, the hours of center changed to Tues-Sat 10-5 last fall, Sep. 2016) so it was closed when we wanted to visit. But we still were able to walk the trail behind the center which is partially paved and wheelchair accessible. Expansive views of Padilla...More

Thank narfishi
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We were in the area exploring and did not know about the Padilla Bay I Center. So very happy we took the time to stop in. One can learn a lot about the water/area around you through the marvelous displays. Perfect if the weather is...More

Thank Glo6053
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This small free exceptional quality interpretive center is a hidden gem. Excellent exhibits, several aquariums, friendly very well informed staff. Neat views and beach walk. Fine adult exhibits, and families - know that the interactive kids areas are extremely well done. Lots of hands on...More

Thank Nzack
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is small, but has a great display about wildlife on the bay as well as a few live ones. They have interactive programs as well and provide a wonderful classroom for many groups.

2  Thank Conferenceworker
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I've been here both for a visit and to take a class. The center is very clean and nice and there's a lot of great information about Padilla Bay.

1  Thank Kenny S
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We headed up to Padilla Bay today and stopped first at the center. Ample parking was visible as we pulled in, including two charge stations for EVs. The staff at the center were super friendly and helpful. Although the center was small, the exhibits were...More

1  Thank HapkidoNinja
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We walked from Bay View state park to the interpretive center one morning while we were renting a cabin. The street doesn't have a sidewalk but the traffic is light enough it wasn't a problem. Do not walk on the beach since it goes through...More

1  Thank Kat_Merle
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The interpretive center is great but please leave time to walk along the bay especially at low tide. There is a great campground nearby, if you are a camper you will definitely want to plan on staying here. There is plenty to do for all...More

1  Thank June D
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We have stopped by this place many times. It has a small interpretive center that has lots of interactive displays for kids. There is a small hike through the grounds where we once spotted an eagle. Great place to go, rain or shine and learn...More

1  Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I came out to the interpretive center in August via Skagit Transit. Due to scheduling, I was at the center for 5 hours. An hour and a half I was inside learning more about the local environment. The trail out the north doors was very...More

Thank JaneenSteele
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Alan R
24 October 2015|
Response from Alexandra S | Reviewed this property |
From their website: Our trails and parking lot are always open and free of charge. The Breazeale Interpretive Center (offices, exhibits and fish tanks) is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 5:00... More