The MaST Center fosters a culture of marine stewardship by engaging our community through interactive learning, personal relations and exploration.
The MaST Center is the marine biology and aquarium facility of Highline College. Dedicated to expanding knowledge about Puget Sound, the MaST Center serves as both formal teaching institute and public learning center. We are located 4 miles south of campus at Redondo Beach with easy access to a variety of nearby habitats.
Our 2,500 square-foot facility offers public space, classroom, laboratories, offices, research areas with state-of-the-art equipment and an aquarium. The Aquarium holds over 15 tanks totaling approximately 3,000 gallons of flow-through seawater, and displays over 250 native Puget Sound marine species.
Sea Critter Story Time
Roll up your sleeves and get up close and personal with our underwater neighbors at the Woodmont Library! Listen to some stories, then join the MaST Center of Highline College to learn about local Puget Sound sea stars, snails, hermit crabs and more!