All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in Washington state

Washington state (United States) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 18 nature and natural history museums that are located in Washington state.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in Washington state? These are the ones:

  1. Woodland Park Zoo1

    Woodland Park Zoo

    Seattle, WA
    The Woodland Park Zoo is a wildlife conservation organization and a zoo situated in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA. It is a recipient of numerous awards across multiple categories. The zoo is a part of the western half of Woodland Park and has a rich history dating back to its establishment on the estate of Guy C. Phinney, a Canadian-born sawmill owner and real estate developer.
  2. Seattle Aquarium2

    Seattle Aquarium

    Seattle, WA
    The Seattle Aquarium is a public aquarium that has been serving the community since 1977. It is conveniently located on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront, making it easily accessible for tourists and locals alike. The aquarium offers a variety of exhibits and educational programs, making it a great destination for families and individuals interested in marine life.
  3. Volunteer Park Conservatory3

    Volunteer Park Conservatory

    Seattle, WA
  4. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium4

    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

    Tacoma, WA
    The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) is a combined zoo and aquarium located in Tacoma, Washington, USA. It is owned and managed by Metro Parks Tacoma, a government agency dedicated to providing quality park services and facilities. The zoo and aquarium offer a unique experience for visitors, with a wide variety of animal species and aquatic life.
  5. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture5

    Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

    Seattle, WA
    The Burke Museum boasts a collection of over 12 million artifacts and specimens. These include totem poles and dinosaur fossils, with the majority of the collection originating from the state of Washington. This extensive collection provides a comprehensive insight into the natural history and culture of the region.
  6. Cougar Mountain Zoo6

    Cougar Mountain Zoo

    Issaquah, WA
    Located in Issaquah, Washington, Cougar Mountain Zoo is an 11-acre non-profit zoological park. It is situated on the north slope of Cougar Mountain, approximately 15 miles east of Seattle. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the Seattle area.
  7. Cat Tales Wildlife Center7

    Cat Tales Wildlife Center

    Mead, WA
    Cat Tales Wildlife Center, located in Mead, Washington, is a USDA Licensed - Class C - Exhibitor. This classification is the same for all zoos, indicating that Cat Tales meets the necessary standards for animal care and safety. The center is dedicated to the rescue and protection of big cats and Northwest wildlife, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about and interact with these magnificent creatures.
  8. Spokane House Interpretive Center8

    Spokane House Interpretive Center

    Spokane, WA
    Riverside State Park is a significant natural area located just 9 miles northwest of Spokane, in the community of Nine Mile Falls. This Washington state park is a popular recreation area for locals and tourists alike, offering a variety of outdoor activities and attractions.
  9. Finch Arboretum Visitors Center9

    Finch Arboretum Visitors Center

    Spokane, WA
  10. Orcas Island Historical Museum10

    Orcas Island Historical Museum

    Eastsound, WA
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    Wolf Haven International

    Tenino, WA
    Wolf Haven International, formerly known as Wolf Country and Wolf Haven America, is a sanctuary for wolves and a non-profit organization based in Tenino, Washington. The organization was founded in 1982 and is dedicated to providing educational programs about wolves, engaging in wolf-related activism, and operating as a sanctuary for displaced, captive-born wolves.
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    Log House Museum

    Seattle, WA
    Carefully restored log cabin aptly houses museum illustrating the rich history of Seattle and Duwamish Peninsula.
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    Sea Discovery Center

    Poulsbo, WA
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    Olympic Game Farm

    Carlsborg, WA
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    Westport Aquarium

    Westport, WA
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    The Reptile Zoo

    Monroe, WA
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    Marine Life Center

    Bellingham, WA
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    Orcas W.I.L.D.

    Eastsound, WA

All museums in Washington state