We’ve missed you at The Whale Museum

Our hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm every day. We will be maintaining those hours through June. If you are planning on visiting the museum as a group we do offer a schedule around our open hours. Please contact Chad by email for more information.

With recent announcements, we are looking forward to getting back to our usual operations. At this time we are continuing to open under safety protocols. Please be self-aware of any COVID symptoms and delay your visit until you are healthy.

Some things we are asking visitors to keep in mind:

  • Limited museum capacity. We may ask you to come back later. Click here to purchase admission tickets in advance.
  • A cloth face covering must be worn at all times during your visit.
  • Social Distancing, 6 feet of distance from all staff and other visitors. 
  • All interactive exhibits are temporarily closed.
  • Hand sanitizer is available and we ask that you use it or provide your own.
  • Updated Protocols, staff will gladly explain during your visit.

Thank you for your patience and for visiting us safely!
Please call or email with any questions: (360) 378-4710 ext. 30 or info@whalemuseum.org.

We could use a little help from our friends!

Several months of closure means that we are struggling financially.

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.

The Whale Museum Team
Please contact the administration office at 360-378-4710 or via email at info@whalemuseum.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.

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