Visitor center & store

Come visit our location in downtown Port Townsend, in the historic Flagship Landing building at 1001 Water St.

Flagship Landing is the home of our Visitor Center and Store, and the Gallery. Visit the Gallery page to learn what is currently showing, and what other activities we’re offering while you’re here. And just a block away you’ll find the Whale on the Wharf, a fully articulated, 42′ gray whale!

While you’re in Port Townsend, make sure to visit our Museum and gift shop at Fort Worden State Park! The Aquarium is closed for the winter.

The Visitor Center

The center features an exhibit about the Salish Sea, acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples who have always lived here, and highlights our work and the collaborations we’re part of to restore and conserve this beautiful and complex watershed upon which we all depend.

The Store

Come see the wonderful selection of books, puzzles, and notebooks, logo gear, adventure supplies for explorers of all ages, as well as gift items from local makers and unique ornaments made by PTMSC volunteers! Our store staff works hard to provide intriguing, educational and quality items, while also intentionally reducing the use of plastic and our carbon footprint. Check it out, in person and via Instagram!

Special events and activities

Currently showing in the Gallery

Fossil Lab: Our Ancient and Future Salish Sea

An interpreted workshop experience highlighting PTMSC’s fossil collections.

This exhibit will be at the Gallery from November 10 – February 18.
Friday – Sunday, 12 – 3 p.m.
There is no admission fee, though donations are always appreciated.

Fossil specimens, interpretive panels, and hands-on activities, focusing on the PTMSC’s modest but fascinating fossil collection. The exhibit specimens and text panels will be augmented by a work area in the center of the room where volunteers from PTMSC and Quimper Geological Society will share some of the techniques of collections care and what can be learned from looking at fossils.

Learn more on the Gallery page.

Microscope Fridays

Come join in the fun and explore with microscopes! Zoom in on seaweed, sand, feathers and shells, or bring something of your own (nothing wet, please).

Microscopes are set up outside the Store.
Fridays, 12 – 3 p.m.
Free, though donations are always appreciated.


The historic Flagship Landing building is at 1001 Water St., in downtown Port Townsend.

While you’re in Port Townsend, come to Fort Worden to visit our Aquarium and Museum. You can find hours and more information here.


  • Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Free. Donations always appreciated!

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