Welcome to
Harbor WildWatch

An environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring stewardship for the Salish Sea through education and environmental monitoring.

We offer a variety of activities for kids, adults, and families to learn about the Salish Sea. From guided beach walks to visiting our new Marine Life Center – we educate over 30,000 people each year about the marine environment and how they can help protect it.

Our in-person programs take place in Pierce and Kitsap Counties in Washington State, while our digital programs are enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. Visit our calendar for the most up-to-date information on all our activities. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for access to all past and future digital programs. 

Marine Life Center

Meet the unique plants and animals that inhabit the Salish Sea with a free visit to this education facility in the heart of downtown Gig Harbor, WA. 

Field Activities

Take advantage of the numerous public & student programs available to those interested in learning more about our local marine life.

Member Programs

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

People of all ages are welcome at Harbor WildWatch! Our programs and facility operate year-round and are available free of charge for residents and visitors. Donations always welcome.  

Visit Our Administrative Office & Marine Life Center:

Summer Hours (May - September)

Winter Hours (October - April)
*WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED until late February as we undergo facility upgrades.

“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.