Feiro and NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary have partnered to integrate our visitor experiences as part of a new marine discovery center on the Port Angeles waterfront – a basecamp to explore hundreds of miles of the Olympic Peninsula coast.
Current Status of the Project
Feiro and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (the non-profit partner to the fourteen National Marine Sanctuaries) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Port Angeles Waterfront Center to lease up to 20,000 sq ft. of their property located at Oak and Front Sts in Port Angeles. In effect, we would be part of an Arts, Science & Culture campus development in downtown Port Angeles.
We are currently working through detailed partnership agreements with the multiple collaborators on the Marine Discovery Center and the entire Arts, Science & Culture campus project.
What is our Current Impact in the Community?
What Could the Future Hold?
Nearly every review of Feiro on TripAdvisor notes how wonderful, and how small, we are. Imagine if we could expand our exhibit space to include more hands-on activities for youth? Or if the stories we shared in our exhibits included a better integration of science research, our diverse local culture, and stewardship opportunities?
A Vision for City Pier – blog by Feiro’s Executive Director
A Living Idea Board for New Exhibits – Link to Pinterest site
What Research has Been Done So Far?
The project may take as long as 7 years, as cycles of fundraising, architectural planning, and construction move forward.
- 2012 NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Facility Strategy
- 2013 Port Angeles Site Analysis, compiled by Miller Hull
- 2015 Draft Building Program Feasibility Sketch – City Pier, donated by Miller Hull
- 2015 Executive Summary, Marine Discovery Center Market Study
- 2016 City Pier Master Plan Final Report