Events Calendar

The Seaport hosts year-round special events, festivals and family education programming.   We hope you will join us for some of the following activities:


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February 27, 2016 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Learn creative new ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into your classroom, with a focus on environmental sustainability. Participate in three hands-on workshops led by museum educators from, Foss Waterway Seaport, LeMay - America’s Car Museum, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum.


Family Program - Pier Peer in Tacoma

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March 5, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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.

"Ghosts in the Balfour Dock Building" - March 11, March 12

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March 11, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
March 12, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Back by popular demand for the second year, come experience an innovative storytelling experience entitled, “Ghosts In the Balfour Dock Building!”