South Sound Estuarium extends operations through March

Staff reportDecember 1, 2013 

The South Sound Estuarium will remain open at its current Olympia location through the end of March.

After opening for a short time late last summer, the popularity of the marine life education center has led the South Sound Estuary Association to extend the operation.

The association still is looking for a downtown location for the center after March.

Managers of the center also announced the center’s aquariums will soon house fish indigenous to the area.

The center also will host a free celebration of the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. Daniel Hull of the Nisqually Reach Nature Center is bringing a marine life touch tank. Visitors also will be able to learn about the moon’s gravitational pull on the ocean, and help raise funds for the Estuarium by making sand art with Seadazzle for holiday gifts.

The Estuarium, open weekends from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., is at 608 Washington St., 1 block south of the Olympia Farmers Market.

Admission is $2 for people 12 and older, $1 for children ages 6-11 and free for children 5 and younger.

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