Events Calendar

The Seaport hosts year-round special events, festivals and family education programming.

Summer Science SeaCamps

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Monday, August 4 - Thursday, August 14

Our 2014 Summer Science SeaCamps for grades 5 – 9 offer boat-based education, field studies, science + art activities, creative problem solving…science as never experienced before!

James Cole Drawing on Our History - Fishing vessels of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

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Sunday, August 10

James (Jim) Cole is a native of Tacoma and graduated from the University of Washington and works as a naval architect. Jim is an accomplished artist and author, writing a series of over 40 articles for Fisherman’s News and recently authored the book “Drawing on Our History – Fishing Vessels of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska”, which features his art and writings. Jim is semi-retired at the age of 83 and still works part-time as a naval architect.

Attendance is free with the cost of admission

"Whoopee! It's Wednesday!"

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Wednesday, August 20

"Wow, look at that Truss!"
A truss is a structure comprising one or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints called nodes. The Seaport is located in the historic Balfour Dock building and has one the best examples of a "truss" system. Come examine our truss system, analyze it from every angle and then test your skills by building your very own "truss" bridge. Once finished, we will give you all the tools you will need to give your bridge a stress test to see how strong it really is.

All About Steam Weekend

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Saturday, August 23 - Sunday, August 24

This weekend event will feature the Seaport's wonderful "steam" exhibit and is geared to area families and steam enthusiast.. We are thrilled to welcome back the Northwest Steam Society who will bring a collection of their steamers to moor at the Seaport's dock. The boat owners plan to share their steamers with Museum guests, demo and explain how they work, plus answer all your questions. They will provide plenty of steam whistle sounds to support this event and will be sure to attract the curious.

Maritime Fest

Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21

The Seaport is a proud supporter of this annual maritime tradition.

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Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5

More information coming soon!