Coastal Interpretive Center, Ocean Shores

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Coastal Interpretive Center provides a hands-on learning experience about the area's cultural and natural history. Established in the 1970s, the center aims to educate the public and preserve the state's coastal environments. You can take a self-guided tour of the exhibits, which cover coastal wildlife and birds, sea life, native cultures, history of the ocean shores, and shipwrecks. Many displays are touchable, which makes this attraction particularly interesting and appealing to families with curious kids. If you're interested in getting involved during your vacation, consider making a financial contribution to the center, or join the volunteer program. Check the website for additional info, opening hours, and upcoming events. To visit Coastal Interpretive Center and other attractions in Ocean Shores, use our Ocean Shores trip itinerary maker.
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  • The center was in remodel mode so we could not go inside but there’s plenty to see and learn from outside exhibits and a nature trail If you like coastal history it’s a must stop  more »
  • This is a great museum that offers so much information about the history and nature of the area. We ended up spending much more time here than anticipated. This is a great rainy day top but...  more »
  • My mom and I stayed across the street from there. The place is an interesting experience and very educational, as well. Bob is very helpful and friendly, as well. Definitely recommended to go there when you go to Ocean Shores.
  • Such an amazing place for all ages. So much hands on for the kids. Fun while learning!
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