Check out the Langley Whale Center Facebook page.
Directions from Saratoga Passage to the Langley Whale Center would be: turn right at the gray whale feeding pits, go past the Whale Bell and Wishing Whale gray whale sculpture, continue up Anthes past the Rob Schouten sculpture garden with the gray whale skull to the sign that says: Langley Whale Center.
Note: Due to increasing rates of transmission of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 The Langley Whale Center will remain closed until January 20th. Please check back here for further updates.
At the Langley Whale Center on south Whidbey Island, WA, our talented and knowledgeable staff have created this wonderful VIRTUAL TOUR of the Whale Center
We begin with an introductory video, then move on to a series of videos, one of each exhibit. We look forward to opening again when it is safe to do so, but we are so excited to be able to allow ANYONE to visit our Whale Center any time, from any location across the world, through this Virtual Video. Come dive in to the world of whales and marine mammals, at the Langley Whale Center!
From Wendy Berta Sines, manager of Orca Network's Langley Whale Center:
We are reopening Thursday, March 13th, 11 am till 4 pm. Days open will vary, please call 360-221-7505 for a message on days we will be open, or check our Langley Whale Center Facebook Page. To schedule a tour or shopping trip on days we are closed, email in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our expenses continue, so if you'd like to show your support, you may make online donations or purchases (we are adding more merchandise this week) at the Orca Network Store
(mailing address is 485 Labella Vista Way, Freeland WA 98249)
Call (360) 221-7505 for hours.
Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center celebrates and shares the lives of gray whales, orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea.
The Langley Whale Center is a project of Orca Network, based on Whidbey Island, WA.
Orca Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats.
Orca Network's programs include the Whale Sighting Network, Education programs, the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the project to retire L pod whale Tokitae/Lolita, from the Miami Seaquarium, and the Langley Whale Center.
The Langley Whale Center gives Orca Network the opportunity to have a public presence on Whidbey Island, in the Salish Sea, to share our excitement about the whales and marine mammals who are our neighbors. The Whale Center in Langley gives visitors and residents alike a chance to learn more about the endangered Southern Resident orcas who visit our area each fall/winter, and about the North Puget Sound Gray Whales, a small, unique population of 10 - 12 Gray whales who find sustenance in the waters of Saratoga Passage and Possession Sound each March - May.
Langely Whale Center Ocean listening exhibit
Listen to ocean voices and sounds in a vintage phone booth! Hear the ocean as whales hear it.
Along with exhibits about the Southern Resident orcas and local Gray whales, our knowledgeable docents are there to help you learn about the Biggs'Transient orcas and other "Orca Ecotypes," Gray whales of the Pacific Ocean, and other cetaceans and marine mammals you might be see in the Salish Sea.
Specimens from Orca Network's Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding network include skulls of gray whales, sea lions and Elephant seals, Gray whale baleen, bones, skulls and pelts from Harbor seals, barnacles and whale lice, and a huge Blue Whale jaw bone (loaned by Mystic Sea Charters)!
The Whale Center provides educational brochures and materials, a Lending Library, DVDs to watch, and a small giftshop to purchase whale books, DVDs, CDs, field guides, jewelry and more.
Orca Network thanks the City of Langley, the Langley Port Authority, and the Langley Mainstreet Association for making the Langley Whale Center possible.