Family Activities

Fall and Winter Programs...JUST RIGHT FOR ALL AGES!
Bring your family and join Foss Waterway Seaport for GREAT FUN!

Pier Peer in Tacoma

Bring your family and join Foss Waterway Seaport and Metro Parks Tacoma for a "Pier Peer in Tacoma" aquatic nighttime adventure. Explore the hundreds of mysterious marine life forms — including some pretty "alien" looking creatures drawn to underwater lights placed off our docks. See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Participate in a plankton tow.  After this exciting outdoor adventure, we'll go inside to warm up, drink hot cocoa and talk about what we saw. Learn More

Chinese New Year Celebration

February 21, 2015, Noon to 2:30 PM
In 2014 Pacific Lutheran University gifted to the Seaport two rickshaws. What better way to showcase this gift than to hold a Chinese New Year celebration! Join the Foss Waterway Seaport in partnership with PLU, members of the Asian community and Annie Wright School students to offer families an afternoon of food, dancing, music, crafts and so much more! This program is ideal for families! Learn More

Ghost in the Balfour Dock Building

February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM
The Foss Waterway Seaport, in partnership with Tacoma’s School of the Arts and Live Paint, invites you to an evening of ghostly tales…at night, in the dark! Just a little bit spooky…and a whole lot of fun!

Come experience this first time offered, innovative storytelling experience entitled, “Ghosts In the Balfour Dock Building.”

Ticket holders will be taken back in time through a guided tour of our vast warehouse (in the dark…it gets really dark at night), and cold (we have no heat). See the incredible expanse of 115-year old trusses (they are amazing), hear the sounds of the working waterfront (can you identify that sound)…while ghosts from the past appear throughout your walk. Each ghost has a story to tell. Hear firsthand what Tacoma was like before our historic warehouse was built, enjoy tales from those who worked in the warehouse and experience a night full of history. Learn More