Marine Life Center - Bellingham

Location:1801 Roeder Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225


Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Closed Tuesday/Thursday

Planning Your Visit:Follow this link to register for an appointment:

*Please note that masks are still required. 

*Visitors more than 5 minutes late will forfeit their appointment time.

We are accepting groups of up to 8 visitors at a time. If you make an appointment for fewer than eight people, you could end up sharing the aquarium space with another 'pod' of walk in visitors, as long as the total number of visitors does not exceed eight.

Walk in visitors will record their name and number in their party on a clipboard outside our front door, and will enter based off of availability, with the goal of honoring a 'first come, first served' style reservation.

Masks are expected to be worn by all visitors who have reached their second birthday. If your infant under two is visiting, they do not need to wear a mask, but they will not be able to explore our touch pool, and guardians will be expected to wash their hands on entry unless the infant stays in a stroller or baby carrier for the entire time they visit.

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

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

If you are interested in scheduling for a school group, please email us at If your large group arrives without notice, it is unlikely we can accommodate you. Please contact us before visiting.

We are very excited to be opening up more, and thank you in advance for continuing to help us keep everyone safe and healthy as they learn more about our wonderful creatures of the Salish Sea.

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

Volunteer Program Application

Junior Volunteer Program Application

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