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 summer camps and group tours, maintain our Citizen Science Projects, participate in partner projects, bring a few new programs into the community, and, of course, care for the aquarium life and systems.
At Fort Worden State Park
The Aquarium on the pier, and Museum and Gift Shop on the shore are open Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.
Admission to the Aquarium & Museum:
$5 Youth (6-17)
FREE for children (ages 5 and under)
PTMSC Members are FREE. Become a member.
Burke Museum members are free. Please show your membership card at the door.
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 and Store are open Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., AND Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Microscope Fridays at Flagship Landing
Every Friday, 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).
Gray Whale Skeleton Bone Workshop, Flagship Landing
Thursday-Saturday, 1:00-3:30 p.m, through October 29, 2022
For a limited time, the entire skeleton of CRC-1524, a gray whale that died in 2016, is on view at Flagship Landing in the PTMSC gallery, as well as the skeleton of a northern elephant seal. Volunteers will be on hand to share information about these remarkable marine mammals and their lives in the Salish Sea. More information about the gray whale can be found at ptmsc.org/graywhale.
As of 9/19/2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Discover the nearshore habitats of the Salish Sea in our aquarium featuring local fish and invertebrate species.