There are two floors to explore at The Whale Museum. On the first floor, you will encounter our gift shop as well as our newest exhibit area. This accessible exhibit area features: An exhibit honoring Sooke (L-112) a young orca who passed in 2012
Upstairs, you can explore the Gallery of Whales.
In the Gallery of Whales you'll learn about the natural history of marine mammals, with a special focus on the orcas of J, K and L Pods living in the Salish Sea, the inland waters around the San Juan Islands.
You'll find a fascinating collection of exhibits, artwork, models, and artifacts, including real whale skeletons and a family tree of the Resident orcas.
Learn more about our hours of operation and admission rates.
Don't have time for a guided tour? Our Exploration Guide to The Whale Museum's Exhibit Hall will help you navigate the many facets of our museum.
We offer a variety of educational programs for adults and students to learn more about whales, our local orcas, and the marine ecology of the Salish Sea.
More than a museum, we promote the stewardship of whales in the Salish Sea through research and education programs.