Hello and thank you for your interest in learning about The Whale Museum.

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.

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

Admission prices are as follows for individuals:

  • General: $9.00
  • Seniors (65 and up): $6.00
  • Students (age 5-18, or college student with ID): $4.00
  • FREE: children under 5

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For more information, or help planning your visit, send us an email or call us at 360-378-4710.ext. 30

Visit our Group Tours page for more information about guided and unguided tours for groups of 10 or more.

Hours of Operation Year-Round:

The Museum's Exhibit Hall & Gift Shop are open Sunday-Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. from May 24th until early October.  Thereafter, in the quiet season, hours are daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 


  • We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Administrative Offices are open Monday-Friday (except for holiday closures).

We are now a proud member of Blue Star Museums! Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

See more at: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#!WA

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