Education Programs

Discover where history meets science with exciting, hands-on learning activities

Get on board now for one-of-a-kind Seaport learning experiences!

Explore Puget Sound’s rich maritime heritage and learn about the science of the sea with Foss Waterway Seaport’s educational programs. Choose from a variety of unique activities that bring history alive and help students, educators and families discover a connection with all marine life in our waterways.

Foss Waterway Seaport Image

Land-based Education

Join us for one-of-a-kind student field trips! Visit our extraordinary Balfour Dock building to enjoy hands-on, customized learning experiences in history, marine science and maritime heritage.

Foss Waterway Seaport Image

Boat-based Education

Expand education beyond the classroom and engage your students in life-changing learning on board marine research vessels. A boat-based expedition is a dynamic platform suited for field studies and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Foss Waterway Seaport Image


Foss Waterway Seaport partners with outstanding organizations for essential expertise in K-12 and higher education standards, environmental and marine science, maritime history and career options.

Foss Waterway Seaport Image

Marine & Environmental Science

Environmental sustainability is an urgent priority in today’s education system. In 2009 Foss Waterway Seaport convened an Advisory Group of Puget Sound K-20 educators, curriculum advisors and environmental stewardship organizations to guide plans for our new Learning Laboratory and our vision for community-based education.

We continue to refine and update our curriculum and our plans for expanded educational offerings in the "new" Seaport by partnering with the region's outstanding educators.