The Olympic Coast Discovery Center on the Port Angeles waterfront highlights the beauty and treasures of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Explore the animals and habitats of the Olympic Coast, while learning about marine conservation and the part you play in protecting marine ecosystems. Get tips for getting the most out of your visit as well as detailed information on where to hike, where to see whales, and the best views or secluded beaches. Explore the history of exploration of the Olympic Coast, and learn about the many tools that scientists use to research the underwater landscapes, living communities, and ecosystems of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
This visitor center provides a range of accessibility features for every visitor to enjoy the exhibits. Visit our website to learn more information specifically about wheelchair mobility, service animals, sight and hearing impaired assistance, and sensory friendly assistance.
Mobility accessibility further information:
- Service dogs are always welcome at the Olympic Coast Discovery Center. We follow the U.S. Department of Justice’s requirements for service dogs, as listed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Service dogs are defined as animals trained to provide assistance to a person with a disability.
- Accessible parking
- There is accessible parking outside of the center (on the second floor).
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair Accessibility/Mobility
- This facility has accessible bathrooms, water fountains, and other facilities.
- The exhibits and materials are also accessible.
- There is wheelchair access throughout the center.
- There is an elevator or car ramp to access the center which is located on the second floor.
- There is accessible and companion seating available.
- Bone clone skulls, model whale species and teeth/baleen, and sea otter pelts provide tactile experiences.
Autism/Sensory accessibility information:
- A mini theater, showing videos with sound and captions.
- Upon request, one-on-one tours are available for those with special needs.