A three month closure and gradual re-opening means that we are struggling financially, especially since we can't host our annual fundraisers this summer.
Since virtual meetings have become a part of all of our daily lives, we're offering background images to help you stand out in your next virtual meeting.
Make a $10 donation and we'll show our appreciation by sending you a background image as a free gift!
See all the current options here, we will be adding images in the future.
Thank you for your interest in learning about The Whale Museum.
We’ve missed you at The Whale Museum
The good news is we are close to reopening!
Thank you for your patience and for visiting us safely!
San Juan County will be moving into Phase 3 soon and we will be able to reopen our doors.
Visiting the museum will be a different experience, but our mission is the same.
Please be self aware of any COVID-19 symptoms and delay your visit until you are healthy.
Some things that will be different:
• Limited museum capacity. We may ask you to come back later, it will be possible to purchase Advance Admission and schedule your return time.
• A cloth face covering must be worn at all times during your visit.
• Social Distancing, must keep 6 feet of distance from all staff and other visitors.
• All interactive exhibits are temporarily closed.
• Hand sanitizer will be available and we ask that you use it or provide your own.
• Updated Gift Shop Protocols, staff will gladly explain during your visit.
Please check back with us for updates.
We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to seeing you at The Whale Museum soon.
The Whale Museum Team
Please contact the administration office at 360-378-4710 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Whale Museum: promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education & research.
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, 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 Southern Resident orcas 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.