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Activities and ideas for keeping you and your family connected to the Salish Sea

In light of ongoing public health issues, we are sharing online learning resources with activities that can be done at home, or in nearby neighborhood natural areas. If you do choose to go outside, please be sure to keep yourself safe and follow current public health guidelines including practicing social distancing; stay home if you are sick.

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center makes hands-on exploration of the Salish Sea accessible to everyone.

Exhibits: Our Museum on the Shore and Aquarium on the Pier feature countless animals, plants, and objects to discover including Salish Sea habitats, microscopes, a hydrophone to listen to whales off shore, and a beautifully articulated orca named Hope.

Wildlife Cruises: Seasonal Wildlife Cruises to Protection Island allow participants to observe seals, sea lions, and seabirds in their natural habitat with expert commentary from an on board naturalist and PTMSC volunteer hosts.

Low Tide Walks: Low-tide beach walks help introduce people of all ages to the vibrant coastal ecosystem we call home.