Following the guidance given by the State of Washington, The Whale Museum exhibit hall & gift shop will be temporarily closed to the public until at least May 4th. All in-person programming for the near future will be canceled as a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through our community.
While there has been no evidence that any museum employee, volunteer or visitor has the virus, we are closing out of an abundance of caution and to do our part to help protect the public's health by implementing the state's recommendations to limit community interactions.
We are disappointed that we won't be able to welcome you to the museum during this time, but we are committed to trying to minimize the impact on our employees and visitors during this closure. As a nonprofit, these are not easy decisions, and we will be carefully considering our options and maximizing strategies to support our reopening. Please check back with us in April.
Our online site (www.whalemuseum.org) for orca adoptions & shopping will remain open. We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to seeing you at The Whale Museum soon.
We feel the impact of all that's going on in our community and world right now. It's an uncertain time, but one thing remains unchanged: We’re in this together and we're committed to our mission now more than ever.
Our online orders are essential to us and currently we are able to process and fulfill orders through our website. Typically we process within 3 business days, currently that may be extended up 5-6 days.
Thank you for any support you can give during this time.
The Whale Museum Team
Please contact the administration office at 360-378-4710 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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