Visit Us at Both Our Locations!

We hope you will visit us at both of our locations, Fort Worden State Park and 1001 Water Street in downtown Port Townsend.

We have been careful to plan our public exhibit schedule based on the health and well-being of our volunteers, staff, and AmeriCorps. We will continue to reevaluate our capacity for additional public hours. In the meantime, our staff and AmeriCorps are continuing to lead education programs and public programs such as the Future of Oceans lecture series, maintain our Citizen Science Projects, participate in partner projects, and of course care for the aquarium life and systems.

We will post any updates to our schedule on this website and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

At Fort Worden State Park
The Aquarium on the pier is closed to the public during the cold winter months. A reopening date will be set soon.

The Museum and Gift Shop on the shore are open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 4 p.m.
The Museum will be open through the winter on an "Admission by Donation" basis.

PTMSC Members are FREE. Become a member.
Burke Museum members are free. Please show your membership card at the door. 

When the Aquarium reopens to the public, admission to both the Aquarium & Museum:

     $7 Adults
     $5 Youth (6-17)
     FREE for children (ages 5 and under)

If you'd like to bring a group for a tour of the exhibits, click here to find out more and schedule a field trip.

Are you bringing a school group to Fort Worden and looking for classes and programs that offer unique hands-on experiences in the marine sciences? Click here to learn more about what we offer for the 2022-2023 school year!

At the Flagship Landing Building, 1001 Water St. in downtown Port Townsend
The Visitor Center, Store, and Gallery are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Find out more about the Downtown Store at its Instagram page, @PTMSCShop.

Microscope Fridays at Flagship Landing
Fridays, 12:00-3:00 p.m., 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). 
Please Note: Starting on February 10, Microscope Fridays is taking a short vacation. See you on March 3!

Bull Kelp: Our Remarkable Underwater Forests
Gallery at Flagship Landing, Friday-Sunday from 12-3 p.m.
This family friendly traveling exhibit explores the vital world of kelp forests just off our shores. 
Admission is free. Donations are very appreciated!

Bull Kelp: Our Remarkable Underwater Forests
Gallery at Flagship Landing, Friday-Sunday from 12-3 p.m.


As of 12/26/2022 the Jefferson County COVID-19 2-week case rate is: HIGH. 

Masks are optional for all visitors.
Masks are available should you need one. 

Our staff will provide more guidance upon arrival so that we can all enjoy a safe and educational experience on your visit!
If you have questions, please call 360-385-5582 x123 or email

At Fort Worden State Park

Museum At Fort Worden (on the Shore)

Learn the compelling story of this beautifully articulated orca named Hope. Engage with interactive displays and videos that explore the human impact on the Salish Sea eco-system. 

Aquarium at Fort Worden (on The pier)

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Discover the nearshore habitats of the Salish Sea in our aquarium featuring local fish and invertebrate species. 

At the Flagship Landing Building

1001 Water St. in downtown Port Townsend

Find out more about the Downtown Store at its Instagram page, @PTMSCShop.