The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor

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Learn about the life of marine giants at The Whale Museum. The museum's collection, spread over two floors, focuses on the whales and marine life of the Pacific Northwest. You can learn about local whale pods and natural history of the area, as well as see the lifelike models, artifacts, and whale skeletons. The exhibits and multimedia presentations familiarize visitors with recent discoveries in marine biology and raise awareness of the efforts to protect the marine ecosystems. At the museum's gift shop, you can find an array of whale-inspired memorabilia and artwork, such as shirts, books, posters, and jewelry. To visit The Whale Museum on your holiday in Friday Harbor, and find out what else Friday Harbor has to offer, use our Friday Harbor.
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  • This is a nice and educational thing to do in Friday Harbor. Glad we went. All the info on the Orcas I very much enjoyed and learned a lot. Would recommend to others for something 45-60mins. 
    This is a nice and educational thing to do in Friday Harbor. Glad we went. All the info on the Orcas I very much enjoyed and learned a lot. Would recommend to others for something 45-60mins.  more »
  • Neat exhibits for all ages! Definitely worth a visit if you are on the island. Lots of history of the resident and transient pods. 
    Neat exhibits for all ages! Definitely worth a visit if you are on the island. Lots of history of the resident and transient pods.  more »
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  • I wasn't necessarily interested, but went based on numerous recommendations, and I was glad I did. The displays are extremely educational and include a lot of interesting information. In my opinion, the museum appears to be sadly underfunded, but they have done a remarkable job with what they have. I learned a lot that I found myself recalling later on a whale watching tour and a kayak tour.
  • The museum has so much love for orcas! My favorite part was the “phone booth”. ❤️

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