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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Last Two weeks for the Estuarium at 608 Washington St.


The South Sound Estuarium, 608 Washington St. NE,  be at its current location weekends, 10 am – 3 pm, through June 22nd.  

To Celebrate our first year of operation and wonderful community support, admission is FREE for these last 2 weekends.  

We will reopen in July at 309 State St.  Watch for the opening announcement.

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June 14th P.S. I Love You

P. S. I love You festival next weekend from 11 – 10 pm on Percival Landing and in the Olympia Community Center.  Promotional video link.

Visit the South Sound Estuary Association (SSEA) booth between 11 – 5. We will have fun activity for kids and adults, plus our new design T-Shirts will be on sale.  Buy a T-shirt, become a member, make a donation, purchase a salish sea map – support SSEA.

All proceeds go to marine/estuary environmental education programs we offer our community.

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Crowd funding for the Estuarium, an educational resource for our community.

Here’s the big news. The South Sound Estuarium is moving to a bigger home on State Avenue in downtown Olympia! And we need your help to make it happen. So we’re kicking off a crowd funding campaign, and here’s what you can do to help:

SHARE- Spread the word about the Estuarium, the big move, and how much we need support of the community. Click the SHARE button on this post right now and ask your friends for their support.

DONATE- Give your financial support to this effort. What can you give? $250? $100? Even $25 or $10? It all makes a difference towards meeting our goal, and with your support we will get there Click here to donate..

VOLUNTEER- Your time is just as valuable as your financial support. We need help to do everything from education and outreach to scaffolding, moving exhibits, and of course helping to build our membership and community support. If you can donate your time, reach out! We need all the help we can get.

This campaign is about building our community together. The South Sound Estuarium is an educational resource to protect Puget Sound for our kids and our grand kids. This is about building a sustainable future for our community, and we need your help. What do you want to leave the next generation? What do you want them to remember about Puget Sound? Help us, and we will do our best to protect the legacy of the place where we live and love.

Your support is very much appreciated.  Thank you.


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