Thursday, December 19, 2019

Special Museum & Aquarium Hours

During the 2019 holiday season, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center will be open for special visiting hours, Dec. 27-29, noon – 5 p.m., at both the museum and aquarium.

Admission is by donation, or free with PTMSC membership.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Martin Luther King Day Weed Pull

Join PTMSC for our 8th annual MLK Day of Service! This year, we will be pulling invasive European Dune Grass from the beaches of Fort Worden.

Some tools will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own spading form/shovel and wear sturdy gloves! Plan on meeting at the PTMSC Museum at noon on Jan. 20, 2020. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP encouraged: Mandi Johnson,, 360-385-5582 ext 116.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

LECTURE: Recent Changes in Large Whale Occurrence and Threats in Washington

Sunday, January 12

3 pm

John Calambokidis
Cascadia Research

The Fort Worden Chapel

Admission: $5

(students, teachers FREE)

John Calambokidis is a Research Biologist and one of the founders of Cascadia Research, a non-profit research organization formed in 1979 based in Olympia, Washington. He periodically (1991-2012) serves as an Adjunct Faculty at the Evergreen State College teaching a course on marine mammals.

Calambokidis' primary interests are the biology of marine mammals and the impacts of humans. As a Senior Research Biologist at Cascadia Research he has served as Project Director of over 100 projects. He has authored two books on marine mammals as well as more than 150 publications in scientific journals and technical reports. He has conducted studies on a variety of marine mammals in the North Pacific from Central America to Alaska. He has directed long-term research on the status, movements, and underwater behavior of blue, humpback, and gray whales.

Calambokidis' work has been covered on shows by Discovery Channel and others and has been featured in National Geographic TV specials and a magazine article in 2009.

More info about the lecturer:

This is the fourth installment of The Future of Oceans lecture series.
This event is offered with generous support by the Darrow Family.

Assisted Listening Devices available