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The Whale Museum

62 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
+1 360-378-4710
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Informative and Educational

We spent an hour here before we had to catch the ferry home. The museum isn't that big and has lots... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
fun2travel68
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San Carlos, California
So informative and cool

This place is a must go. Stop here there are always deals on Groupon for admission. Well worth it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Darcey M
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the Washington coast in the spring.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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62 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
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+1 360-378-4710
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent an hour here before we had to catch the ferry home. The museum isn't that big and has lots of information about whales and the environment. Cute gift shop in the front.

Thank fun2travel68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is a must go. Stop here there are always deals on Groupon for admission. Well worth it. Learned so much and loved the interactive portions of the tour.

Thank Darcey M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was last at the Whale Museum 12 years ago. I enjoyed it then, but the updates since then are fantastic. My friend and I stayed about 2 1/2 hours. If we had enough time we would have stayed longer. It is an interesting and...More

Thank Woodsdweller1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting videos. Staff was friendly. Pretty warm inside, but lots of stuff to look at and lots of videos for all ages.

Thank ldillinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but worth it.. lots of information, super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed the hands on exhibit with the docent. Art work was beautiful and exhibits were great.

Thank IOKRU
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Friday Harbor several times and always go to the Whale Museum. It's grown into quite an extensive museum. The exhibits are well done and there are several videos to watch for more information. Also found out that they have a group from...More

Thank Trina C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adults are $6 entry, which goes to support this museum and local education. Nice place to spend an hour or so to learn a few things and watch some good videos scattered about the museum. Information about all local sealife (not just orcas) and the...More

Thank goferris
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful exhibits! Great little museum with a lot of information about the sea population. Really good movie too!

Thank NYMAWF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not huge but hugely informative museum on the whales. We spent maybe an hour in here and at $6 a person it was more than worth it. A great prelude to a whale cruise, I really enjoyed this museum- it's exhibits, art, and displays.

Thank Marvin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of information about orcas, whales, seals, and history of various pods of orcas. Went through the whole place in an hour.

Thank M L
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