Become a Member

Renew or join now to help reach the goal of 700 members! In this our 35th anniversary year we celebrate all of you, our members through the years, who have helped the Port Townsend Marine Science Center flourish. With your ongoing support we can do so much more. Your membership makes programs possible like the recent gray whale project, free science classes, and the new energy efficient lighting systems in the Marine Exhibit. 

Becoming a member of the Port Townsend Marine Science is an exciting way to enjoy many benefits and exclusive opportunities while supporting the mission of inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea. Your membership is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and includes free admission to both the touch tank and aquarium exhibit and the Orca building. You'll receive our monthly E-news highlighting upcoming programs and opportunities and enjoy reciprocal membership privileges with the University of Washington Burke Museum.

Here’s a fun challenge: find the hidden octopus logo in the above graphic! 

Use the form below to sign up for your membership today! 
For more information call us at (360) 385-5582 ext. 104 or
other amount


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

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is a mission-driven organization that strives to serve all. We will gladly award memberships on a case-by-case basis to individuals who cannot commit to full annual dues. A complementary membership is awarded to anyone who accrues 60+ hours as a volunteer for the Marine Science Center.