Dinner & Auction

The 2019 auction will be AN ENCHANTED SALISH SEA!


Saturday, March 16, 2019
5-9 pm
The Commons at Fort Worden State Park









The evening's menu is now available! 


Includes a selection of wine and beer 


Edamame Hummus on Sourdough Crostini
Cucumber Round Dill Creme Fraiche
Local Shitake with Balsamic Reduction Filo Cup 

Main Course 

Local Greens with Roasted Spring Veggies
topped with an Apple Shallot Vinaigrette and Shaved Asiago

Choice of
Lemon & Thyme Herb Roasted Chicken
Grilled Prawns in Lemon Butter Sauce*
Chickpea Cake with Shallots

Accompanied by asparagus and wild rice pilaf/potato galette

Annual Port Townsend Marine Science Center ‘Dessert Dash’
Featuring a wide selection of scrumptious desserts provided by local artisan bakers


NOTE: *The Grilled Prawn entree features US sustainably harvested prawns.
In a show of solidarity and concern for our declining Southern Resident Orca population, we are removing salmon from this year’s menu 
(the dwindling Chinook salmon population poses a critical threat to resident Orca survival).



The PTMSC 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 “An Enchanted Salish Sea”. 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.”


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 16th but would like to support the Marine Science Center, please donate here.



Orca Level (Presenting) Sponsors:

Octopus Level Sponsors

Local Business Partners
Stephen C. Moriarty Law Office