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Poulsbo Marine Science Center

18743 Front Street Northeast

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Poulsbo’s marine science center is a unique facility. We don’t believe in “do not touch”. Our Tidepool touch tank allows you to interact with most of the animals you will find on your next Puget Sound beach walk. You can get “up close and personal” with several species of sea star, anemone, urchin, crab, shrimp, even a sea cucumber and other surprises!

Experience the exhibits of over 100 species of marine plants and animals found in the Puget Sound that will instill love and respect for the environment. The centers combination of touch tank, theater, and uniquely designed aquaria provide a remarkable experience to understand the importance of our inland waterways.

The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is supported and operated by the Poulsbo Marine Science Center Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our main focus is to, “Promote lifelong learning and appreciation for the marine environment and underwater technology by enhancing science education with hands on learning and conservation.” We welcome visitors of all ages to learn more about the waters that surround us. Staffed by trained volunteers, visitors of all ages will learn more about the diverse range of life in the Puget Sound from experiencing our touch tanks, viewing the many live animal saltwater displays, and enjoying movies in our small theater donated by local underwater videographers.


Franklin Walker

Thursday, April 5, 2018
This is super fun place with marine hands on activities for the children and they also have few fish tanks and informational display. It is a very small place but super fun to kids 3-10 years old. Older kids might not be as entertained. It is free but you can make a donation.

Wehi & Ricky DeMello

Sunday, July 8, 2018
So much for the kids to do in a small place. It's free but donations are welcomed.

Marcus Padilla

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Great place to take the kids. My son did not want to leave. Admission is FREE, but donations are recommended.

Jared Carlson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
Very small center, but with several interesting display tanks, a touch tide pool, a video room, and an activity room (with coloring sheets & white boards for drawing) that kept my 5 year old entertained for quite a while. We'll probably add a visit here to our usual family fun routine whenever we visit Poulsbo. I definitely recommend it for kids, especially if they are interested in marine life. But don't expect a big variety of activities or large viewing tanks.

Rebecca Claymore

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Took my 3 year old grandaughter very nice sea life experience. The volunteers were exceptional. Would highly recommend.

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