Day of the Orca

Location: Natural History Exhibit Classroom
Date: June 3, 2017


Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 11am-3pm
Free Admission to Fort Worden State Park; Free Admission to PTMSC

Get to know the Southern Resident and Transient Orca populations that call our area home. Family as well as Adult-oriented sessions.

  • Welcome – with Port Townsend Marine Science Center Executive Director Janine Boire, and Jamestown S’Kallam tribal member and Chief Chetzemoka descendent Marlin Holden
  • Introduction to Our Orcas – with Ken Balcomb, founder of the Center for Whale Research, PTMSC Executive Director Janine Boire, and photographer and Puget Sound Express Naturalist Bart Rulon (Seating is limited)
  • How to ID Orcas – with Puget Sound Express Naturalist Bart Rulon
  • Get To Know Your Orcas session for children and families
  • Tours of Hope – one of only 8 fully-articulated orca skeletons in the world
  • Free Boat Tours on Puget Sound Express whale watching vessels
  • Listen to Orcas – Learn how orcas communicate and listen in via the Hydrophone Listening Network
  • Family-Oriented Art Projects take place throughout the day