The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is located in Fort Worden State Park, in the city of Port Townsend, Washington. We are less than a mile from Point Wilson, which marks the the northeast corner of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, where Puget Sound meets the Strait of Juan De Fuca.
Fort Worden State Park has over two miles of saltwater shoreline shoreline lined with glacial bluffs and sand and cobble beaches. A wide variety of other services are available in this historic 19th century fort, including group residency, vacation housing and conference facilities.
If you're coming from the east, you'll take a ferry across Puget Sound. Ferry schedules are available from Washington State Ferries.
From Seattle, take either the Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry or the Edmonds/ Kingston ferry. From the ferry, follow signs to the Hood Canal Floating Bridge. Continue across Hood Canal on SR104 to the Port Townsend/Port Ludlow turnoff, which will bring you into Port Townsend.
From Whidbey Island take the Keystone/Port Townsend ferry directly into to town.
Upon arrival in Port Townsend, you'll come into town on Sims Way. At the second traffic light turn left onto Kearney St. When you reach Blaine St. turn right and then immediately left onto Walker St. Stay on Walker (its name will change to Cherry Street) until you arrive at the Fort Worden gate.
Drive into the park, and at the 4-way stop turn right toward the water. When you reach the stop sign at the edge of the bluff, turn left and drive down the hill. You'll see the Marine Exhibit out on the pier. Just beyond the pier, the second building to the left of the road is the Natural History Exhibit.