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, and the Museum and Gift Shop on the shore, are open Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.

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

Admission to the Aquarium and Museum:

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


We offer school field trips and tours of the Aquarium and Museum. Click here to find out more.


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 - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 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).

Gallery - Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home
Friday - Sunday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. This interactive exhibit explores the natural history of the orca species and the extreme challenges facing the Southern Resident orca families that frequent Puget Sound. There is no admission fee, though donations are always welcome. For all ages. Through October 29.

Whale on the Wharf
A complete 42' skeleton of a gray whale on permanent display at Union Wharf in downtown Port Townsend! Find out more here.


If you have questions about the schedules for the public exhibits and store, please call 360-385-5582 or email

In all our buildings, masks are optional for all visitors.

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.