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Time is running out to gaze upon creatures you are sure to have never seen before! Savage Ancient Seas at the Harbor History Museum transports visitors back millions of years and miles deep into the oceans to a world where enormous creatures ruled the seas. Discover why these waters were so “savage” at the Harbor History Museum.

Explore the Savage Ancient Seas™ at the Harbor History Museum before it goes away on Sunday, July 14, 2013. The Harbor History Museum is the exhibit’s first host in the Pacific Northwest, and will go back into storage after its time at the museum. On loan from Triebold Paleontology of Colorado, the exhibit features specimens both posed on the floor and suspended from the ceiling and includes various touch stations with casts and fossils.

The Savage Ancient Seas is a world filled with large sharks, large teeth, and menacing bodies. Some of the creatures include fish large enough to swallow an entire adult human, a ram-nosed marine lizard that extends 45 feet, and the second largest turtle to have ever lived! It is a relief that many of the creatures of the Savage Ancient Seas are extinct, because these marine species are unmatched in regard to body structure, appetites, and presences.

The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society, doing business as the Harbor History Museum, was founded in 1964 and opened a museum in 1973. The society moved into their new 14,500 square foot facility in September 2010. The mission of the Harbor History Museum is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities by collecting, preserving, and sharing this area’s history. The museum is located at 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor and is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except major holidays. Learn more about the museum at .


Contact: Victoria Blackwell

Phone: 253-858-6722, ext 5

Harbor History Museum
4121 Harborview Drive,
Gig Harbor WA 98335