Estuarium has new hours – 11 – 4 weekends at 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia

The South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, new weekend hours are 11 – 4.  Please let your friends and family know we have reopened.  Come see the new creatures in the aquariums.10553494_10152626410958109_4843912067099214742_n10405461_10152626410873109_238119808550932235_n


We have new nudibranch.  They are amazing to watch.

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Beach Naturalist In the News

This morning’s Olympian has a great article on the beach naturalist program with lots of great pictures.  Beach Naturalists Joe Hiss and Larry McCallum were featured, as is program manager, Wendy Eklund.  Read full story below and view the great pictures.  Lots of people on the beach!  The remaining schedules dates, sites and times are also listed.

Beach Naturalists at Priest Point Park

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The Estuarium, 309 State Ave. Olympia, will open on July 19th and be open weekends, 10 – 3 thereafter. We look forward to seeing you there. Share the news with your friends. The new space is just wonderful. You will enjoy it too.

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ESTUARIUM Reopening JULY 19th 10 am

DSCN1719Just in time for the Lakefair weekend, the Estuarium is reopening at its new location, 309 State Ave. in downtown Olympia.  The Estuarium hours are 10 – 3 weekends.  Visit us…See new our new space.  Tell your friends!

Grand Re-opening Celebration will be August 16th, 2 – 5, with live music, family activities, a raffle, and free admission all day to Olympia’s Puget Sound Marine Discovery Center, the South Sound Estuarium.  On August 16, bring the whole family and welcome the Estuarium to downtown Olympia!


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Aquariums in the new Estuarium

The aquariums are moved, set up in the new site and working well. New floor is installed in the area where the new aquarium will be placed. Painting is finished in the front area, the office desk was installed today, phone to be hooked up on monday, the lab/education space is ready for painting. It has been a good week. Lots more to do, but we are making progress. THANKS to all the volunteers who offered their time and skills. Still planning on reopening July 19th, 10 am.

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Estuarium moving to 309 State Street

The South Sound Estuarium is  temporarily CLOSED.

We will reopen, 309 State Ave., on Saturday, July 19, 10 am.


REOPENING CELEBRATION Saturday,  August 16th, 2 – 5 pm.  

Plan to stop by.

New Aquarium, exhibit space, hands-on activities.


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JUNE 14th Opening Day for the 2014 Beach Naturalist “Meet Us At the Beach”

0501141349aThe 5th year of the beach naturalist program starts this saturday, June 14th.  Go to the beach naturalist page and click on the schedule link to get dates, times and locations.  This weekend is the lowest minus tide on the schedule.

Beach Naturalists wear vest with BEACH NATURALIST in large letters on the back.  Look for them.

Ask them your “what is this?” questions.  They will be happy to talk with you.  They are there for YOU!  560619_10151023083123109_994476607_n

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