Mount Vernon, Washington
Aquarium, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
Padilla Bay is an estuary at the saltwater edge of the large delta of the Skagit River in the Salish Sea. It is about eight miles long (north to south) and three miles across. In 1980, this bay was selected to be included in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Surrounded by the teeming sea life of Tampa Bay, The Pier Aquarium is a 2,000 sq. ft. private, nonprofit aquarium with "live" and static exhibits and fully functional outdoor marine education center located on the second floor of The Pier in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
Aquarium, Nature Centers, Science
Poulsbo’s Marine Science Center and Aquarium is a unique facility. We don’t believe in “do not touch”. Our Tide-pool touch tank allows you to interact with most of the animals you will find on your next Puget Sound beach walk. You can get “up close and personal” with several species of sea star, anemone, urchin, crab, shrimp, even a sea cucumber and other surprises!
Anthropology, Aquarium, Botanical Garden, History, Historical Society, Natural History
The museum focuses on the natural and cultural history of the Kenai Peninsula. Exhibits include artifacts from the area's earliest Native inhabitants to homesteaders of the '30s & '40s. Excellent aquariums and a tide-pool tank feature live Kachemak Bay sea creatures. Visitors may operate remotely controlled cameras to view Alaska seabirds on inaccessible islands.