We Thank You for your support!

As a supporter of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, you know that education is critical to protecting the future of the delicate and vast ecosystem that surrounds us. We can all thank Mirriel Bedell, the mother of co-founder Judy D’Amore, for helping to ensure that lifelong
learning remains at the forefront of our mission to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea.

In the fall of 2016, Mirriel passed away at the remarkable age of 97. While she is no longer with us, her passion for exploring nature lives on. That’s because Mirriel bequeathed $10,000 to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center for education programs, paying forward her commitment to illuminating the future with the light of knowledge.

This year, in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, we invite you to help us match Mirriel’s generous $10,000 bequest. The funds will make possible place-based, people-powered, hands-on learning for this -- and future generations -- of Salish Sea conservationists.

Select your donation amount below. Because the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, your gift is tax deductible. If you are interested in long-term support, please consider our Planned Giving Options.

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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