The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor

4.4
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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 trip planning tool .
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  • We've been here as a couple going to age 23/25. It is very instructive they show you a lot about the different types of whales, their habits and their construction. Also for children this is fun because there are many exhibits. You are here about 1.5 hours and it costs about 16 Euro Inc. coffee/water.
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  • This museum is charming, educational, informative and well worth a visit. The staff were all helpful and friendly. The exhibits are well done! And, the gift shop has a unique and eclectic array of lov...  more »
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  • Small but interesting. Other than skeletons, A big focus here seemed to be the vocalisations of whales, the difference and comparisons. I found that quite interesting. Even so, I am not sure there is enough to engage someone for much more than an hour. Still I would encourage people to go! Great people, interesting stuff, doing good things.
  • What an enlightening experience! This museum is a MUST when you visit Friday Harbor. It's also designed so children can learn and enjoy. All proceeds go to research and conservation.

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