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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  • so much information - so inspiring to notice how we can care for the planet by caring for the whales. 
    so much information - so inspiring to notice how we can care for the planet by caring for the whales.  more »
  • I loved this educational stop in beautiful and charming Friday Harbor! I learned so much and got some great souvenirs! 
    I loved this educational stop in beautiful and charming Friday Harbor! I learned so much and got some great souvenirs!  more »
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  • Husband and I visited here a few weeks ago. It's a neat museum, lots of great information and displays. We both left feeling a little depressed though. Some of the stories of the whales were so sad. But we do highly recommend, just be aware that if you are an animal lover, there are a few sad stories.
  • What an eye opener the video "Sonic Sea" that goes into great detail about the wales' greatest problem that nobody knows about. Lots of educational posters and displays. Some that explain the whale numbering system. Interesting comparisons of various skeletons.

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