Shellfish Spectacular

Join us at the Estuarium to learn about the shellfish of the Puget Sound! Discover the diverse mollusks that live in our estuaries, their crucial role in keeping our waterways clean, and their integral place in the economy of the Pacific Northwest. Needles to say our latest rotating exhibit is a total Shellfish Spectacular!

The shellfish centered fun continues with special Arts Walk activities! Join us for extended open hours, manila clam cooking demonstrations made possible by Taylor Shellfish, and the amazing work of Emily Isham, local artist and Estuarium volunteer.

Arts Walk Extended Open Hours

  • April 26, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • April 27, 12:00 – 8:00 PM

Shellfish Cooking Demo

  • April 27, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
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Aquarist Job Announcement & Board Member Applications

Lead Aquarist – Do you dream of having gills? Does maintaining the perfect pH, salinity, nitrates, and phosphates excite you? Are you an expert at caring for marine animals? Our Lead Aquarist is headed abroad, and we are accepting application for this 40 hour/month position through April 26th, with a start date of May 6th. To check out the job description, click HERE.

Board Members – The Puget Sound Estuarium is seeking applicants to serve on its Board of Directors. Having marine/estuary knowledge or previous experience serving on non-profit boards is not required. Each member of the Board of Directors serves a three-year term. Responsibilities include thoughtful participation in monthly Board meetings, service, and support of the Estuarium in a variety of tasks and events.

If you are interested, please submit any questions and/or a letter of interest and resume to Applications received before April 30 will receive priority. The Board will review all nominations to ensure their eligibility and contact selected applicants for an informal interview.
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Laura Lowe and the Mud Bay Blues Band

We are excited to announce the return of the Estuarium’s annual music benefit! Featuring a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, deserts, door prizes, and live music from Laura Lowe and the Mud Bay Blues Band. This is a can’t miss event! Join us on Saturday, March 23rd, from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the Olympia Elks Lodge for a night of celebration. There’s no better way to show your support for the Estuarium this Spring!

Prices: ON LINE RESERVATIONS, close at 2 pm March 23.  Tickets available at the door ($30).

Be sure to get your tickets while they’re still available by following the link HERE.

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February Events

It’s Fish February at the Estuarium! Come on down all month long to discover the amazing fish of the Puget Sound. Join us on February 23rd for fish inspired activities all day long. Complete with an amazing stream table from the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, fish printing, and fish dissections, Fish February will be FIN – tastic! Click HERE for more information about Fish February.

Our next Pier Peer is just a couple weeks away. Join us on February 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on the docks at Boston Harbor Marina! Click HERE to register today.


The last free talk in our Discovery Speaker Series is on February 21st and we can’t wait! Join us at WET Science Center on Thursday, the 21st, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM for “Following the Whale’s Tail: An Icon in Danger” by Cindy Hansen of Orca Network! Click HERE for more information about out Discovery Speaker Series.

Happy February from the Estuarium!

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