The Whale Museum
Age:5 - 16 years
Address:62 1st St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, США
Mo 10:00 - 17:00
Tu 10:00 - 17:00
We 10:00 - 17:00
Th 10:00 - 17:00
Fr 10:00 - 17:00
Sa 11:00 - 17:00
Su 11:00 - 17:00
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One of The Whale Museum's most important efforts has been to get more protection for the Southern Resident Orcas. Data that is collected, compiled and archived by The Whale Museum has been used in several government studies to determine if the Orcas should receive federal protection. The Southern Resident orcas are listed as an endangered species in the United States and a species at-risk in Canada.
Greater awareness of the threats facing the Orcas has contributed to funding for Soundwatch and our Whale Hotline from the federal government, as well as increased international cooperation on whale watching. In partnership with the Canadian Straitwatch Project, and both U.S. and Canadian federal governments, the "Be Whale Wise" campaign was launched. There are now vessel regulations (federal and state of Washington) in the inland waters of the United States. The Kayakers Code of Conduct was developed in partnership with the San Juan Island Kayak Association and San Juan County Parks.
We're always expanding and diversifying our Education Programs. In addition to a substantial increase in group tours visiting The Whale Museum, interest is in our marine stewardship programs and efforts. To grow this aspect, it would be ideal to have a designated teaching center close by the museum for school groups, Roads scholars, and other programs.
The museum is fortunate to have a wonderful building within walking distance of the mainland (just park your car and ride the ferry!). This is a historic building that needs love and attention. A goal at the top of our list is to increase accessibility by installing an elevator.
We do live in the heart of the Salish Sea! The Whale Museum is a non-profit organization that is much more than a museum. We run programs wherever there is interest in learning more about being better stewards for the benefit of whales in the wild!
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