Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of South Sound Estuary Association. Your membership helps support the South Sound Estuarium, a marine life discovery center; the Beach Naturalist “Meet Us at the Beach” summer low tide beach interpretation; Pier Peer, night time underwater viewing; Discovery Speaker Series; “Connecting Kids with Nature”, and other educational programs and events that we hold throughout the year that are specific to our South Puget Sound.

Opened in July 2013, the South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. , Olympia.  This marine life discovery center connects people with south Puget Sound, is a place to get information about environmental education opportunities, and provide opportunities for stewardship and recreation in our South Puget Sound. Environmental Education is a major component that inspires protection of our very special marine and estuary habitats.

Your membership is very important.  It is what we depend upon.  We are a 501 (c)(3).  We receive no government funding.  Our support comes from those who want to see marine and estuary education opportunities available for residents and visitors of all ages.  We do this work for the joy of seeing the light in the eyes of children, and adults too, as they experience and learn about Puget Sound and the diversity of this amazing environment.  Your membership keeps the staff paid, the lights and air conditioning on, the funding for aquarium expansion, such as the octopus, jelly fish and ell grass tanks we hope to add in the future.

We operate largely with volunteers, having only 2 part-time paid staff.  The Board of Directors are volunteers.

Below are our membership levels. Please join us to support our Beach Naturalist, Pier Peer, Discovery Lecture Series Programs and the South Sound Estuarium!

Membership Levels


* Free admission to the Estuarium

* Discount on annual cruise, merchandise, events, and Beach Naturalist training

*  Invitation to member only outings/activities

To Join click the membership form link below.

Donations:  We would , of course, welcome your donation beyond membership.