Celebrate the grand opening of the new Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center on July 30, at historic Skansie House in Gig Harbor.
The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 12 p.m. and the Grand Opening is from 12-4 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event that includes tours of the new visitor center, touch-tanks with local marine life and more fun activities.
The visitor center is located at Skansie Brothers Park, where local nonprofit Harbor WildWatch has provided educational programs about local marine life for 10 years. Last year, they held nearly 40 events in the park, according to Executive Director Lindsey Johnson.
Harbor WildWatch will open the new visitor center, which will provide residents and visitors with a dynamic destination to learn about sea life, local resources, shopping and dining.
The center’s summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Winter hours begin on October 1, and will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.