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Arts Walk 2022!

Stop by the Estuarium during our open hours on Saturdays and Sundays in April to participate in our Endangered Species Art Contest! We will have entries from previous contests on display to spark your imagination and there will be a drawing station for new entries to be created. Art supplies and lists of local and global endangered species will be available so all you need to bring is your creative spirit! Families can participate at home and drop off their drawings to the Estuarium anytime up until we close on Sunday, April 24th.

All entries to the contest will be uploaded to our Facebook page at the end of April for public voting and the winners will be announced on Endangered Species Day, May 20th!

We will also have a selection of images on display as part of the 'We Are Puget Sound' exhibit that is on rotating display at Timberland Regional Libraries from April through July.

About the Estuarium

The Estuarium is a marine life discovery center featuring aquariums, interactive activities, and interpretive exhibits. Outside our facility, we can be found on local docks and beaches connecting people of all ages to our delicate and vibrant estuarine ecosystem. The Estuarium also provides K-12 education resources and field trips to local schools. Our volunteer program offers unique hands on opportunities to explore intertidal life and inspire community members to take better care of our shared natural resources.

Visit the Estuarium

The Estuarium has regular weekend open hours from 11:00 – 4:00 PM. Our facility is home to live estuary animals, exhibits, specimens and more! Stop by during the weekend to connect with our staff and volunteers and explore Salish Sea education. You can also reserve a private tour of the Estuarium, or request a private Meet the Beach or Pier Peer event by contacting our staff.

Our Story

The Puget Sound Estuarium was founded by the South Sound Estuary Association (SSEA) in 2007.

We encourage community members to EXPLORE animals and plants in their local estuaries, where freshwater and saltwater meet. We CONNECT people of all ages to what is unique about this delicate, vibrant ecosystem. Our educational opportunities INSPIRE individuals to take better care of our shared natural resources.

To more about the Estuarium's mission and our programming please visit:

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