The Whale Museum

62 First St. N., Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Get Directions
Call 360-378-4710
Region: The Islands

Overview

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Enter a place that is a delightful combination of science and education!

There are two floors to explore at The Whale Museum. On the first floor, you will encounter our gift shop as well as our newest exhibit area. This area features an exhibit honoring Sooke (L-112) a young orca who passed in 2012. There is also an exhibit on the dangers of plastic in the marine environment, an overview of the Salish Sea, an overview on baleen whales, a recent sightings map, and three videos exploring the marine environment and the Story of Springer.

 

Upstairs you can explore the Gallery of Whales where you'll learn about the natural history of marine mammals, with a special focus on the orcas of J, K and L Pods living in the Salish Sea, the inland waters around the San Juan Islands.

You'll find a fascinating collection of exhibits, artwork, models, and artifacts, including real whale skeletons and a family tree of the endangered Southern Resident orcas.

Learn more about our hours of operation and admission rates.

Exploration Guide

Don't have time for a guided tour? Our Exploration Guide to The Whale Museum's Exhibit Hall will help you navigate the many facets of our museum.

Amenities
Hours of Operation: Open Year Round* Summer Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct-May Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. *Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Brief closing for annual refurbishment from Tuesday after New Year until MLK Jr. Day.
Cost of Admission: $6.00 Adults $5.00 Seniors $3.00 Students $3.00 Children Under 5 ys. free
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Events
Family Fun
Food, Wine, Beer & Spirits
Gaming
Hotels & Lodging
Members
Natural Beauty
Outdoor Activities
Restaurants
Shopping
Spa & Fitness
Sports
Transportation