The Whale Museum is located on San Juan Island in the quaint town of Friday Harbor. Located in the historic Odd Fellows Hall, the museum houses exhibits, artwork, models, and artifacts, and is a premiere destination for visitors and locals alike to learn about whales. Visitors love to listen to whale calls in the Whale Phone Booth!
The Museum's mission also includes research, focused primarily on southern resident orca, and is the lead organization for the San Juan County Stranding Network.
The Whale Museum offers programs for school groups and the general public. Twice a year, the Museum offers a training session for naturalists, focused on the southern resident orcas and the Salish Sea. The Whale Museum also pioneered a popular Adopt a Whale program.
If you go-
- Be sure to stop by the gift shop, which features a wide range of orca-themed cards, books, toys, and jewelry. Something for every orca enthusiast on your list!