Support marine conservation and climate change education

SEA Discovery Center is a self-supporting entity of Western Washington University and is responsible for raising 70% of its operating budget. SEA relies on individual, foundation and corporate donations to operate the free public aquarium and educational programming. SEA has served the Kitsap and surrounding communities with hands-on learning featuring marine life from the Pacific Northwest for more than 50 years. 


Support SEA Discovery Center

Support marine conservation and climate change education.

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We invite you to join us in creating a new Octopus Habitat

With your help SEA will create a new habitat for a Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini). The new Octopus Habitat will immerse visitors in the captivating world of this remarkable cephalopod, and its vital role in the delicate ecosystem of the Salish Sea. By highlighting the intelligence, adaptability and unique behaviors of the octopus, SEA seeks to foster a deeper understanding of marine life and emphasizes the importance of conservation. We invite you to join us.

Donate Online

or by mail
SEA Discovery Center
c/o The Foundation for WWU & Alumni
516 High Street, MS 9034
Bellingham, WA 98225

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At SEA we believe that education changes everything.

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With your support, together we will ensure the next generation of environmental stewards. Contributions help fund SEA’s hands-on STEM education to more than 20,000 annual visitors including local elementary and WWU students and will create opportunities for citizen science within our community. 


Donations can be made:

Online: WWU Foundation


Mail: WWU Foundation, 516 High Street, M/S 9034, Bellingham, WA 98225.

All donations are processed through the WWU Foundation:  Nonprofit Number: 91-6073519.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Organizational Partners

Thank you to the following organizations for your support!

  • Bainbridge Community Foundation
  • City of Poulsbo Lodging Tax Grant
  • Coast to Coast Turf
  • Fountry10
  • KETA Legacy Foundation
  • Kitsap Bank
  • Kitsap Community Foundation
  • Kitsap County Lodging Tax Grant
  • Poulsbo NK Rotary Foundation
  • Sons of Norway Vikings
  • The Foundation for WWU & Alumni
  • The Port of Poulsbo
  • The Russell Family Foundation
  • The Suquamish Tribe & Suquamish Foundation
  • Tuna Graphics
  • Valley Nursery
  • Verksted Gallery Artists