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.