SEA Discovery Center!

Revealing the joy of discovery to cultivate stewards of the marine environment.


In 2016, SEA Discovery Center was gifted to Western Washington University to continue stewardship of the community's marine center. For more than 50 years, SEA has served the Kitsap and surrounding communities, with hands-on learning featuring marine life from the Pacific Northwest. SEA Discovery Center's admission-free aquarium and educational programs reach more than 20,000 annual visitors which include local elementary, WWU students and visitors to the region.

Following a two-year closure due to COVID-related impacts, we recently welcomed visitors back to learn and explore marine life and its environments. During the closure, SEA and WWU worked with city and community partners to create a reopening plan to meet the needs of local communities and updates were made to the physical building, new staff were hired to oversee the aquarium marine life, operations, outreach, education and fundraising.

And now we are moving forward with new plans and vision to ensure the next generation of environmental stewards. Your contribution will help fund SEA’s hands-on education and aquarium operations. SEA Discovery Center has had a long history as an educational resource built by the community to serve the community and we are excited to have you join us!

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