Your Donation Will be Matched through 12/31

Thanks to everyone who helped SMASH our attendance goal this summer, breaking our record from 2016. We ended the summer with 10,943 visitors, up from 10,384 last year. We are excited to announce that in honor of this achievement, a donor has stepped forward with a $10,000 gift! 😍 $5,000 of the donation is provided as a challenge … Continued

Help us Break A Record

Will You Be the 10,000th Guest? Help Break a Record! On the heels of being voted Best Museum in Clallam County, we are close to breaking our summer attendance record! We have to beat 10,384 visits before 5pm on Sunday October 8th. And to help, we’re offering a one-of-a-kind prize to our 10,000th guest. Traditionally, … Continued

Salt Air and Sea Creature Experts Await You!

 The Pacific Northwest is a gorgeous getaway all year long, and Thetis Island, BC is no exception! This guest blog post was authored by Marie Marrs, who traveled to Andy and Virginia Lamb’s getaway, Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge, this summer, having been a winning bidder at the 2017 Fish on the Fence gala. Andy and … Continued

How do you bathe a fish?

Facilities Director Tamara noticed that some of our splitnose rockfish (Sebastes diploproa) were suffering from ill health. After conducting some research, contacting colleagues at the Seattle Aquarium surfaced a diagnosis of marine parasites and also a treatment – a fresh water bath. The fresh water bath had to be done with a certain kind of … Continued

2016 Annual Report

It’s hard to believe it’s already the first day of August! The summer has been flying by, with camps and field trips and over 5,700 visitors to the exhibits this summer! That’s a lot of urchin hugs. There’s always more than meets the eye at Feiro, and the annual report gives you a snapshot of … Continued

Sea Star Survey Update

Over the weekend volunteer citizen science coordinator Helle Andersen led not one, but two, sea star surveys at Freshwater Bay County park. With the extreme low tides, citizen science volunteers looked successfully for sea stars on Saturday. Helle went out again on Sunday with Melissa Miner to count the official study plot as part of … Continued

Celebration of Science

On Tuesday about 40 people enjoyed an absolutely stellar example of science communication from Dr. Jay Cullen, who is a chemical oceanographer at the University of Victoria. Dr. Cullen is part of the UVic Speakers’ Bureau, and he gives presentations about his research on detecting radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster here in sea … Continued

Send the Underwater Robotics Team to Nationals

Updated April 8, 2017 Yahoo! We made it! With the generosity of Olympic Kiwanis, Nor’Wester Rotary, Noon Rotary and the Rotary International Foundation, 1111 Dental, Jeff Wilcox Trucking, members of the Port Angeles Y.cht Club and many friends and family, we were able to raise the money to send the ROV team to Atlanta! We … Continued

What Will it Take for Salmon to Thrive in Peabody Creek?

Following the expertise of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, volunteers turned out on Saturday with shovels, boots and gloves to plant native plants in a 2 block section of the Peabody Creek watershed in Port Angeles. Feiro has been working in that section, cleaning trash, building trails, removing invasive species and planting natives species for … Continued

Beached Sea Lion Site Clear to Return to Public Use

An update on the beached Steller sea lion on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Last week an aquatic animal veterinarian and an official with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife determined the animal was not going to recover and euthanized it humanely. A necropsy was conducted to determine the cause of its illness. No results … Continued