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For general enquiries or questions regarding tours, please contact Katherine Maslenikov.


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The Fish Collection is housed in the basement (Rm. 5) of the Fisheries Teaching and Research (FTR) building. FTR is located at 1140 N.E. Boat St., on the west side of the University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington. Boat is easily accessed from N.E. Pacific St., one of the major arteries through campus. Coming from the east on Pacific St., turn left on University Way N.E. or Brooklyn Ave. N.E., drive south one block to Boat St. and turn right. FTR is the second building on the right side after crossing Brooklyn Ave. Driving from the west on Pacific St., you may turn right on Boat St. where it forms a tee intersection with Pacific near the western margin of campus. FTR will be less than a block down the street on your left.

UW Fish Collection
Click to see a full scale map of the UW Fish Collection within the UW campus.

Visitor Parking

Short-term parking (2 hr spaces with parking meters) is available all along Boat St. However, competition for these spaces is fierce, and vehicles will be ticketed for over-extending their stay. Arrangements for longer-term parking and large groups can be made by calling the UW Department of Transportation Services, (206) 685-7167.

Coming from out of town

Visitors driving to Seattle from the north or south on I-5 should exit at N.E. 45th St. then head east on 45th to Brooklyn Ave. N.E. Turn right (south) on Brooklyn and continue several blocks to N.E. Boat St. Directions from there are given above under "Our Location." If you are driving from the east on I-90, continue west until the junction with I-5, then follow I-5 north to the 45th St. exit. From there proceed as described above. Driving from the east on I-520, take the Montlake Blvd. N.E. exit shortly after crossing Lake Washington. Head north on Montlake Blvd., getting into the left lane as soon as possible, and continue across the Montlake Bridge to N.E. Pacific St. where you will turn left. Directions to the Fish Collection from Pacific St. are given above under "Our Location."

Seattle is also served by all major airlines at Sea-Tac International Airport. Sea-Tac is located approximately 29 km (18 miles) south of the University, between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. All major rental car agencies maintain offices at Sea-Tac, and transportation to the University and area hotels is also available via King County Metro Bus service, taxi, and a variety of airport shuttle services.

Visitors requiring overnight accommodations will find the following hotels to be most conveniently located near campus:

The College Inn. 4000 University Way N.E. (206-633-4441)

Hotel Deca. 4507 Brooklyn Ave. N.E. (206-634-2000)

The University Inn. 4140 Roosevelt Way N.E. (206-632-5055)

The Watertown. 4242 Roosevelt Way N.E. (206-826-4242)

University Plaza Hotel. 400 N.E. 45th St. (206-634-0100)

If you require assistance making travel arrangements contact Katherine Maslenikov, Collection Manager.