The Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s mission is to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea.
We do everything we can to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the incredible ecosystem they are a part of and how they can help preserve and care for the Salish Sea for future generations.

School Programs and Field Trips: Our programs offer school students and life long learners unique hands-on experiences in the marine sciences. They emphasize active exploration, critical thinking, and reflection. 

Lecture Series: Preeminent scientists present cutting-edge research in the marine sciences. 

Summer Camps: At the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, our summer camps allow burgeoning young scientists and adventurers to spend a week exploring beaches, uncovering treasures hidden in our exhibits, playing games, making crafts, and hiking through beautiful Fort Worden State Park.

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