Adopt an Orca for a holiday gift! Orca Adoption orders (U.S. only) must be placed by December 17th for delivery by December 24th. Eco-Friendly Adoptions (sent via e-mail) are great last minute gifts, place order by December 23 for holiday delivery. International Orca Adoptions should be placed by December 5th.

In the Pacific Northwest of the United States lives the Southern Resident Community of Orcas, an endangered population of Orcas, sometimes known as "Killer Whales".

The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, was opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.

Help support the whales and our mission by making a donation, adopting an Orca, or becoming a member of The Whale Museum.

Or, simply pay us a visit. Our Gallery of Whales is a great way for individuals, students and families to receive a personal introduction to the whales of the Pacific Northwest. Purchase admission tickets online.

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