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The Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s mission is to inspire the conservation of the Salish Sea, so we do everything we can to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the incredible ecosystem they are a part of and how they can help preserve and care for the Salish Sea for future generations.

School Programs: Our school programs offer students unique hands-on experiences in the marine sciences. They emphasize active exploration, critical thinking, and reflection. 

Lecture Series: Preeminent scientists present cutting-edge research in the marine sciences. 

Summer Camps: At the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, our summer camps allow burgeoning young scientists and adventurers to spend a week exploring beaches, uncovering treasures hidden in our exhibits, playing games, making crafts, and hiking through beautiful Fort Worden State Park.

Be A Toxic Free Zone: Learn how to protect the ocean, and yourself, by reducing the amount of toxics in your life.