The Port Townsend Marine Science Center

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is an
educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding and
conserving our marine and shoreline environment.Ptmsc_exhibit

Through its various programs the PTMSC:


  • Teaches respect for and stewardship of the myriad life forms in that environment;
  • Creates active and involving educational experiences for groups, with a particular emphasis on youth;
  • Offers professional development and curriculum design for teachers;
  • Provides exhibits, programs, and publications featuring local marine and shoreline habitat, history, flora, and fauna;
  • Encourages meaningful volunteer experiences in PTMSC activities;
  • Provides citizen science opportunities for the general public;
  • Partners and cooperates with other organizations dedicated to the conservation of Puget Sound and the NW Straits;
  • Encourages
    understanding of and participation in local, national, and
    international decisions impacting the marine and shoreline environment.

From April 1 to June 15, the PTMSC is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4pm.

Contact the PTMSC at (360) 385-5582, or (800) 566-3932. Email