Exhibit Hall & Gift Shop Hours:

The Whale Museum is open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Upcoming Events & Programs:

June 20: A Picture of Health: Southern Resident Killer Whale Photogrammetry Research. Join us on June 20 at 7 p.m. at The Whale Museum for an evening of education with Dr. Holly Fearnbach. Dr. Holly Fearnbach will talk about SR3's long-term aerial photogrammetry research on the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales. She will start with an introduction to the study and then dive right into how these data are being used to help recover the population. Free and open to the public!

July 9-13 (program) & 19-21 (optional field trips): 2024 Marine Naturalist Training Program, Summer SessionOur marine naturalist training course (MNTP) is an intensive multi-day overview of the natural history of the San Juan Islands and the marine waters of Washington and Southern British Columbia (known as the Salish Sea). This course includes an in-depth treatment of the ecology and conservation of local marine species, presented by highly trained local naturalists, environmental educators, and scientists. The upcoming spring and summer sessions will be dynamic, high-quality hybrid experiences that leave graduates qualified as a regional professional or volunteer naturalist. Learn more and register here.

July 26-272024 Pod Nods. Pod Nods are sleepover parties for children ages 6 to 11. Supervised by Whale Museum educators, they feature games, crafts, a flashlight scavenger hunt, snacks, a movie and breakfast We promise a high adult to child ratio and a whale of a good time for the kids!
Learn more and register here: whalemuseum.org/products/pod-nods

August 6-92024 Virtual Marine Naturalist Teachers' Program. A virtual session of our Marine Naturalist program for Teachers is returning this summer! This high quality program will be entirely virtual with no live components. Presentation videos will become accessible through the virtual platform Whova starting August 6 and be available for 6 months! The objective of this program is to provide a learning experience that enhances your knowledge and classroom lessons. The program highlights the ecology, current status and conservation efforts for the endangered Southern Resident killer whales and other local marine species as well as of the Salish Sea. The course includes presentations on cetaceans, other marine mammals, birds, invertebrates, geology, marine conservation, and more. Faculty includes professionals, experts and researchers. Thanks to a grant through NOAA, this program is completely FREE for qualified teachers* to participate! Our gift to you for the great work you do! Space is limited to the first 50, so donʼt wait to reserve your spot!
*To qualify, participants must be a current Classroom Teacher with a School Affiliation (Public, Private or Home School) Register here: https://whova.com/portal/registration/mntp_202408

Note: all times are listed in Pacific Time.

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