Marine Life Center - Bellingham

Location:1801 Roeder Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225


Throughout the summer, there are some really great low tide days in Whatcom County. The Marine Life Center will be closed for a handful of these days to do encourage visitors to join us on various beaches for tidal and beach explorations. Make sure to bring your reef-safe sunblock, close-toed beach shoes, and water and join us out on the beach!

June 17th at Marine Park
June 29th at Birch Bay
July 1st at Marine Park
July 27th at Marine Park
August 26th at Marine Park
September 7th at Marine Park

The Center will also be closed for a few days for important behind the scenes work: 
June 16th
June 15th
August 10th

Monday - Saturday: 10am to 4pm, no appointment needed, walk-ins are welcome!

Sunday: by appointment only.  Please click this link to schedule an appointment for your next visit. 

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Planning Your Visit:

Effective Saturday, March 12, 2022 - Masks are NOT required when visiting the MLC.

Guardians are expected to supervise their minors at all times in the MLC.

We are not currently accepting donations, and there is no admission fee to visit.

Large Groups & Class Visits: Due to the size of our space, all large groups and classes must schedule their visit to the Marine Life Center ahead of time. If your large group arrives without notice, it is unlikely we can accommodate you. To schedule your visit please email  

Volunteer Opportunities: If you are interested in volunteering in the Marine Life Center later in 2022, please fill out a Volunteer Application and email it to

Volunteer Program Application

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at We look forward to seeing you!