Welcome to
Harbor WildWatch

We are an environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring stewardship for Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea.

Our motto is Learn. Have Fun and we offer a variety of interactive educational activities for kids, adults, families, and visitors in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. From beach walks to STEM workshops – we deliver more than 600 programs to over 30,000 people each year!

We are currently delivering outdoor programs in-person, while all indoor programs remain digital due to the pandemic. We hope to be back to fully in-person programming in the summer of 2022. Check back for updates.

Youth Programs

Harbor WildWatch offers a variety of opportunities for K-12 students to explore STEM subjects through a marine science lens. 

Member Programs

Membership has its rewards! We offer Steward Club members access to unique opportunities along the shores of the Salish Sea.

Public Programs

Take advantage of the numerous public programs available to anyone interested in learning more about our near shore areas.

If you can’t make it to one of our scheduled programs, we encourage you to stop by our headquarters in downtown Gig Harbor. The Skansie Visitor & Interpretive Center gives residents and visitors a chance to learn about the Salish Sea’s natural history by exploring a variety of unique exhibits, including:

100-Gallon Touch Tank

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Marine Mammal Skull Display

Live Underwater Video Stream

Microscope Station

These exhibits are open year-round, appropriate for all ages, and free to residents and visitors. Visit us at the Skansie Visitor & Interpretive Center today!

Skansie Visitor & Interpretive Center:

Summer Hours (April - September)

Winter Hours (October - March)

“We truly believe that exposing people to the unique creatures in the Salish Sea will inspire them to care about those animals”

Harbor WildWatch believes that STEM-learning should be fun and, equally, that providing free education about the local environment inspires the community to protect it.