Public programs and events

Check out the upcoming events and activities you can join in!

Stitch N’ Fix

A mending workshop!

We’ve all got the sweater with the unraveling hole, the shirt with a stain, or the blanket with a tear… so let’s mend them!

Join us at the downtown Gallery, in the Repair It! exhibit.
1001 Water St., Port Townsend

Salish Sea-wide molt blitz

Celebrate Summer Solstice with a day of molt searching

One collective day of molt searching on as many shorelines as possible. Molt Search is part of the My Coast app and open to all.

Electronics – explore and repair

An electronics exploration and repair workshop!

Do you need to repair an electronic item or want to take it apart to see how it works?  Join us for this workshop! We’ll have the space, tools, and volunteer expertise to help you repair/explore your electronic item.

Don’t have your own gadget? No problem, we have extras for you to explore!

Join us at the downtown Gallery, in the Repair It! exhibit.
1001 Water St., Port Townsend

Low tide walk

Join us for a guided walk on the beach at low tide with PTMSC naturalists, and witness the unique adaptations for life to survive and thrive in the intertidal zone.

Low tide: -3.1 ft @ 11:34 a.m.

Registration required.

Summer Camp – Coastal Explorers

Ages 8 – 9

June 24 – 28
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ready, set, explore! Examine the varied coastal environments of beach, glacial bluff, forest, pond, and meadow. This is the perfect camp for nature-loving kids who want to explore it all! Using observation skills, campers discover how these places support life in the coastal ecosystem. Through partnership with the Northwest Maritime Center we provide a short boating expedition as part of this camp.

Low tide walk

Join us for a guided walk on the beach at low tide with PTMSC naturalists, and witness the unique adaptations for life to survive and thrive in the intertidal zone.

Low tide: -2.7 ft @ 10:09 a.m.

Registration required.

Stitch N’ Fix

A mending workshop!

We’ve all got the sweater with the unraveling hole, the shirt with a stain, or the blanket with a tear… so let’s mend them!

Join us at the downtown Gallery, in the Repair It! exhibit.
1001 Water St., Port Townsend

Summer Camp – Marine Biology Afoot & Afloat

Ages 11 – 14

July 8 – 12
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Calling all budding Marine Biologists! This camp takes marine biology skills to the next level through hands-on activities. Students sail aboard Northwest Maritime Center vessels while doing scientific investigations. Ashore, students participate in intertidal surveys and labs in the aquarium tanks and exhibits. Campers work together as a team while learning to be stewards of the marine environment.

DIY simple furniture repair

A do-it-yourself simple furniture repair workshop!

Do you have a broken stool, wobbly side table, or a chair that needs fixing?

Get guidance and support for DIY furniture repairs with tools and expertise available.

Join us at the downtown Gallery, in the Repair It! exhibit.
1001 Water St., Port Townsend

Summer Camp – Junior Explorers AM

Ages 6 – 7

July 15 – 19
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to noon

Spend a week exploring and discovering marine and coastal life, animals, plants, and secret spots. This half-day camp is all about fun, with activities in and around the Marine Science Center. Junior Explorers is a great program for the younger camper who loves marine animals and exploring.

This event is currently filled but please add your name to our waiting list and if there are cancellations we will let you know.

Summer Camp – Junior Explorers PM

Ages 6 – 7

July 15 – 19
Monday – Friday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Spend a week exploring and discovering marine and coastal life, animals, plants, and secret spots. This half-day camp is all about fun, with activities in and around the Marine Science Center. Junior Explorers is a great program for the younger camper who loves marine animals and exploring.

This event is currently filled but please add your name to our waiting list and if there are cancellations we will let you know.

Stitch N’ Fix

A mending workshop!

We’ve all got the sweater with the unraveling hole, the shirt with a stain, or the blanket with a tear… so let’s mend them!

Join us at the downtown Gallery, in the Repair It! exhibit.
1001 Water St., Port Townsend

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