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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Estuarium Docent Training June 2nd, 6 – 7:30

Hello South Sound Estuarium Volunteers of the Past, Present and Future!

We’ve been getting some wonderful sunny warm weather and with that brings people out and about to explore the downtown Olympia area, one of them being our very own Sound Sound Estuarium 608 Washington St. NE, Olympia.

The Estuarium runs on the support from dedicated and passionate volunteers like you and we want you to continue to support SSEA especially as we get nearer to our move and new location.

Our open hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm, but it may change as we get closer to summer or when we open our new location come sometime in July 2014.

The next Volunteer Orientation will be Monday June 2nd, 6-7:30pm at the Estuarium.

If you are no longer interested in volunteering at the Estuarium please let me know.

Thank YOU all very much,

Elizabeth Betsea Antonio
Estuarium Operations Manager
South Sound Estuary Association
608 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 561-1486

“The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.”
—Rachel Carson

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Just In – South Sound Estuary Association T-shirts in 2 styles

New style South Sound Estuary Association T-shirts are In!

Buy a t-shirt and wear it every where. Help SSEA raise funds to expand aquarium exhibits. Publicize a great organization offering marine and estuary education opportunities.

T-shirts are teal and come in both scooped (pictured) and traditional necklines. Logo is on the front with logo and tag line on the back. Sizes: scooped – medium, large and extra-large. Traditional: small, medium, large, and extra large.

Price: $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Order yours today. Can be picked up at the Estuarium, 608 Washington Street NE, during open hours or go the Estuarium and pick one out.


Go to to order.




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In Honor of David Jamison

With great sorrow we share the news that a very special person, David Jamison, died earlier this week.

Dave has been a supporter of South Sound Estuary Association from the beginning.
It was with his support and encouragement that we took a giant step forward and opened the Sound Sound Estuarium last July. One of the last visits Dave made was to see the site where the Estuarium will move later this year. He was overflowing with ideas for what the new Estuarium should look like and what should be there. We will try to do justice to that shared vision. Really the Estuarium started as his vision.  It was his suggestion that we call the center, the Estuarium. He always wanted the Olympia area to have a marine focused discovery center.

Over the years, David generously shared his vast marine biology knowledge with those we trained as Beach Naturalists as well as hundreds of school children. He was a force behind the continuation of Pier Peer at Boston Harbor Marina.  

He developed a truly wonderful website with information about and pictures of marine life.  He wanted everyone to have an inside look at the amazing place we live.  See for yourself at:

Words cannot express our sense of loss. We will miss him! We send our sympathy to his family.


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South Sound Naturalist Training – June 19th 6 – 9 pm

Next training for South Sound Naturalist, a partnership between South Sound Estuary Association and Hands on Children’s Museum is coming up June 19th.

Click  SSN Flyer June 2014 for details.

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