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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

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18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
+1 360-598-4460
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Great place to take children

Our friend brought her grandchild to visit, we took him to the museum. So cute, he really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
daytrip141
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Seattle, Washington
Interesting but small

It was interesting for my 3 year old granddaughter. She especially liked watching them feed the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Jennifer A
,
Port Ludlow, Washington
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Open and FREE to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98345-0408
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+1 360-598-4460
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"western washington university"
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"great volunteers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friend brought her grandchild to visit, we took him to the museum. So cute, he really enjoyed it.

Thank daytrip141
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

It was interesting for my 3 year old granddaughter. She especially liked watching them feed the octopus. It is a very small center so don't plan on staying more than an hour.

Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Living nearby to two world-class aquariums (Aquarium of the Pacific and the Monterey Bay Aquarium), I can appreciate how hard the Poulsbo Marine Science Center has to work to do what they do on an obviously tiny budget. On our visit, the staff was knowledgeable...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Make sure to check the hours before going. We visited 2 times before we could get them at an open time! HA! That being said they have a great volunteer staff and the facilities looks very nice. Just recently taken over by Western Washington University,...More

Thank WAstate2boymama
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is super fun place with marine hands on activities for the children and they also have few fish tanks and informational display. It is a very small place but super fun to kids 3-10 years old. Older kids might not be as entertained. It...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was surprised that this small discovery center had so much to offer families who were interested in area sealife. Children were having so much fun touching sea stars and other sealife. There were small aquariums with various fish. The movie was penguins at the...More

Thank ResortMan2016
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Nicely laid out exhibit. Very informative of the local history. Not so big that you have to spend a lot of time getting through it.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I like visiting here. It seems they always have something new to see. I particularly like to see the orange octopus they rescued. These animals really do have personality. The volunteers are always knowledgeable and like to share the stories.

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a donation only visitor site... in the heart of downtown historic poulsbo exhibiting local marine life- run by volunteers. Quaint facility with plenty of on-hands experiences for the kids.

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We took our daughter here because she loves marine animals. It's a great interactive and educational place for kids. We liked that they teach kids about marine life in our area and how we can help. Definitely recommend.

Thank thereal253
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