As our 35th year draws to a close, we look to the future with excitement, optimism and a profound sense of all that is possible when we stand together to conserve the Salish Sea.

From all of us at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, thank you.



Listen: patrons and supporters of the
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
tell their stories


“I feel in touch with the wildness of the world when I am on the ocean…”
-- Peter Geerlofs, boater, writer, photographer, PTMSC donor

“When I look out at the Salish Sea, I see a lot of interdependence.”
-- Lucas Hart, Marine Biologist

 “When I moved here, I didn’t know how to look past the rocks
and seaweed. Now I am finding all kinds of amazing animals.”

- Wendy Feltham, PTMSC Board President,
citizen scientist, photographer

Your Marine Science Center membership and donations support life-changing educational programs, nurture marine animals, and drive vital scientific research.

Membership $50 (tax deductible)

~ One-year free admission for three generations of family members
~ Invitation to the annual Party on the Pier and other member-only events
~ Special rates and early access to Camps, Wildlife Cruises, and select programs
~ 10% discount on all gift shop merchandise
~ Reciprocal membership privileges at Burke Museum


Donor Circles

Sea Star Donor Circle:
$100 - $249
~ Membership & benefits
~ Two free guest admissions 
~ Donor Appreciation Party

Octopus Donor Circle:
$250 - $499
~ Membership & benefits
~ Four free guest admissions 
~ Donor Appreciation Party 
~ Free Lecture Series admission

Orca Donor Circle: 
~ Membership & benefits
~ Unlimited guest admission 
~ Donor Appreciation Party 
~ Free Lecture Series admission 
~ Private reception with guest lecturer