Visit Padilla Bay with your group

Whether you are a classroom teacher, a scout leader, home school group, or community group, Padilla Bay educators look forward to providing a program to meet your needs. Our programs focus on estuary ecology, healthy watersheds, and how our actions and decisions affect the Salish Sea.

We can accommodate groups of 10 to 60 participants. Groups smaller than 10 are welcome to visit our free exhibits and aquarium on their own Tuesday through Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Scheduling considerations

  • Spring dates fill up quickly. We suggest contacting us in late summer or early fall to schedule for the following spring.
  • If you would like to bring a group to tour the exhibits on your own, we ask that you call ahead to schedule this. We want to avoid too many people in the exhibits at the same time.
  • A phone call to 360-428-1558 may be the easiest way to schedule your group and get answers to your questions. You can also email Susan Wood at
School bus unloading children for a visit at Padilla Bay.

Overview of group programs at Padilla Bay