Opened to increase the publics appreciation and understanding of marine life, especially the orca, The Whale Museum is the ... More
Whale Museum (The)
Opened to increase the publics appreciation and understanding of marine life, especially the orca, The Whale Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to whales living in the wild. Tour the gallery of whales and then go whale watching by boat. The Whale Discovery Lab offers hands-on fun and education for school groups and others. Guided and unguided tours for groups of 10 and more are also conducted.
It's a quaint little museum in a really small town.
The museum gift shop occupies the entire first floor with the museum upstairs. It's worth the visit and won't take a any longer than say 30 to 40 minutes to do the entire museum.
It has nice displays on on Whales and some nice videos but nothing that will blow you away.
Best for the kids set, probably really best suited as a visit before you go whale watching in the sound.
Located at 62 First Street, just a block off of Spring Street in Friday Harbor, the Whale Museum is truly a delightful combination of science, history, and of course, WHALES. Visitors to the San Juans will absolutely delight in not only the historical and cultural education but will enjoy the magic of "getting to know" the whales firsthand.
Be sure to visit the "Gallery of Whales" during the trip- you'll get to meet the Southern Resident pods (J,K and L) personally... follow their lives and learn about current stewardship efforts in place to ensure their continuation as a species- all based on research conducted in the Island's waters since 1976.
The Whale Museum also hosts a number of programs geared towards saving the whales and educating the public. Learn more about the Soundwatch Boater Education Program and the Orca Adoption Program while you're there- you can even adopt your very own member of J, K or L pod! Orca Adoption (replete with monthly newsletters, certificates and a complete life history of your whale), entitles you to a membership at the museum and 10% off purchases.
Be sure to check out the store- there is a myriad of photos, gifts, jewelry and guides- you'll LOVE the selection- and proceeds to this 501(c)3 nonprofit go right back to the whales for education, research and stewardship
Guests at this small inn will enjoy the large outdoor hot tub & cedar sauna (both seasonal), grills & picnic
tables, and sundeck with porch swings & sitting areas. Discovery Inn offers concierge services to help book your island ...
Located on the exclusive west side of Friday Harbor, this bed and breakfast hideaway features two luxurious suites with king
beds, hot tubs, private baths, small refrigerators, and sitting areas with woodburning fireplaces. Also features an outdoor hydrotherapy hot ...
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