Exhibit Hall & Gift Shop Hours:

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

Upcoming Events & Programs:

February 17Family Fun Day: Something fun and new at The Whale Museum! Family Fun Days will include fun family activities throughout the day during our regular hours, 10am-4pm. Activities will start at approx. 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Bring your young ones in for some hands-on learning!

February 14-19FEBRUARY FREE ADMISSION DAYS!  From Valentine's Day through Presidents' Day, we are offering free admission to our visitors. Open regular hours, 10am-4pm.

February 24Volunteer Open House! Would you like the chance to share your love and knowledge of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem with the public? Join The Whale Museum’s Team as a volunteer! Open House will be Saturday, February 24 from 11am-noon at The Whale Museum. Questions? Contact Tracie Merrill: 360-378-4710 ext. 23, tracie@whalemuseum.org.

March 8-10: Winter Birding Workshop 2024. In this course, participants will have great opportunities to learn about identifying birds in their winter plumage, groups and species of birds, their needs, behaviors, and habitats, as well as migration and population patterns via hands on field experience and classroom learning. San Juan Islands Audubon President and birding expert Barbara Jensen will lead us through the course, which includes classroom sessions and field trips on San Juan Island. Learn more and register here.

March 16Family Fun Day: Something fun and new at The Whale Museum! Family Fun Days will include fun family activities throughout the day during our regular hours, 10am-4pm. Activities will start at approx. 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Bring your young ones in for some hands-on learning!

April 9-13 (program) & 26-28 (optional field trips): 2024 Marine Naturalist Training Program, Spring Session. Our 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 9-13 (program) & 19-21 (optional field trips): 2024 Marine Naturalist Training Program, Summer Session. Our 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.

Note: all times are listed in Pacific Time.

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