Tides of March Auction


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the 2018 auction will be a Salish SEA REVERIE!

Come dream with us!

Saturday, March 17, 2018
5-9 pm
The Commons at Fort Worden State Park

$70 members / $75 non-members / $80 at-the-door



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The Tides of March Benefit Dinner and Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds allow the Marine Science Center to connect face-to-face with over 24,000 people each year, educating visitors about marine health and how the can take local action. 

Our theme this year is “A Salish Sea Reverie.” We’ll enjoy an evening of wonderful camaraderie, great food and the spirited bidding that makes this annual event a favorite for our supporters.

Comments from last year’s guests:

“We love this event. The auctioneer, the food was great, as was the honest camaraderie. The spirit of the center is imbued throughout, especially with the young people speaking.” 

“We enjoyed the great community spirit and support. Much humor and fun.”

“Loved the trivia and the fun atmosphere. It's different than the other fundraisers in town.”


This year, you can choose between three elegant entrée options (one seafood, one chicken and one vegetarian), each thoughtfully prepared using local, sustainable ingredients:

  • Salish Saffron Bouillabaisse: A flavorful array of Hood Canal clams and mussels and line-caught ling cod simmered with baby potatoes and vegetables
  • Draper Valley breast of chicken seared to perfection in a crust of Chimacum valley herbs, served over a white bean cassoulet
  • Vegan Quinoa cake accompanied by a white bean, kale and root vegetable medley

NOTE: In a show of solidarity and concern for our declining Southern Resident Orca population, we have removed salmon from this year’s menu. (the dwindling Chinook salmon population poses a critical threat to resident Orca survival.)

Come dream with us at a Salish Sea Reverie!

Please be sure to read over the Auction Guidelines.

Proceeds support the Marine Science Center’s mission and programs to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea, protect marine animals, and improve ocean health for generations to come.

If you are not able to join us on March 17th, but would like to support the Marine Science Center, please donate here.