The Marine Science Center has a lot going on in downtown Port Townsend!

At Flagship Landing, 1001 Water St., you’ll find our Gallery as well as the Visitor Center and Store. And just a block away you can visit the Whale on the Wharf, a fully articulated, 42′ gray whale!

While you’re in Port Townsend, make sure to visit our Aquarium and Museum at Fort Worden State Park!

Currently in the Gallery

Repair It!

A workspace and exhibit exploring the lost art of Repair.

Friday, April 26 – mid July, 2024
Friday – Sunday
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Learn about the global movement to help transform our throwaway culture and how PTMSC’s JeffCo Repair can help build your skills, strengthen community, save money, keep our excess of material goods out of landfills and oceans, and more.

The exhibit/workspace was developed to showcase the work of JeffCo Repair and the many local volunteers committed to Protecting our Seas, Empowering People & Building Community.

The gallery experience includes printed graphics, 3D, and digital information about the Repair Movement, interactive repair activities, and connections to local and national resources. A sneak peak at the JeffCo Repair Tool Library will be on display.

Throughout the run of this exhibit, the gallery will be staffed with volunteers and will occasionally host workshops, classes or other related programs.

JeffCo Repair is part of PTMSC and is made possible through partnerships with Jefferson County Library District and Local 20/20. This material is funded in part through a Public Participation Grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Past exhibits

Fossil Lab: Our Ancient and Future Salish Sea

November 2023 – March 2024

An interpreted workshop experience highlighting PTMSC’s fossil collections.

Fossil specimens, interpretive panels, and hands-on activities, focusing on the PTMSC’s modest but fascinating fossil collection. The exhibit specimens and text panels are 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.

PTMSC is known in part for its aquarium and natural history museum at Fort Worden State Park, but did you also know we have fossils too? Over the decades and through generous donations and loans, we have built and stewarded a modest collection of specimens, replicas, and objects that help us better understand – and be inspired by – the deep history of the Salish Sea region.


The Gallery is located in the historic Flagship Landing building, 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.


The Gallery is open Friday – Sunday, 12 – 3 p.m.


The Gallery is free. Donations are always appreciated.

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