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:

Third Thursday - January 19

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January 19, 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Discover our microscopic world!

Hamilton Auction - Model Boat and Nautical Auction Items

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January 28, 2017 (All day)

Hamilton's Auction Gallery has been invited to host a "Special On-Site Auction" with the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum.  Offering a unique selection of hand-crafted wooden boats/ship, nautical items, class floats, compass, artwork, pins and more . .

Family Program - Pier Peer in Tacoma - February 11

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February 11, 2017 - 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. View plankton under our microscopes. After this exciting outdoor adventure, we'll go inside to warm up, drink hot cocoa and talk about what we saw.

Race 2 Alaska - R2AK Organizer Daniel Evans

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February 15, 2017 - 5:30pm

RACE TO ALASKA - June 8th 2017 at the crack of dawn NO MOTORS, NO SUPPORT, ALL THE WAY TO ALASKA We’ll guarantee blisters, mild hypothermia, and the cathartic elation that comes from accomplishing something others would call impossible. 750 miles of 50 degree water The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing each other out of the way for the promise of fortune.


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February 25, 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Tacoma’s Museum District brings you creative new ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into your classroom. Educators from America’s Car Museum, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Foss Waterway Seaport, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum provide engaging, hands-on workshops for both primary and secondary teachers. A STEAM panel discussion featur

Festival of Sail - June 15, 16, 17 &18, 2017

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June 15, 2017 - 9:00am - June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

A Festival of Sail multi-day pass + multi-day access to tour the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum, from June 15-18. The Seaport Museum celebrates Tacoma’s rich maritime heritage: Pirates & Rum Running on Puget Sound Exhibit, Working Boat Shop, Mermaid Storytelling, Kids’ Lego.