*The museum is closed for the off-season and will re-open April 11, 2015*
Museum Information


Event Calendar

Current Admission Price


705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Special Message from Foss Waterway Seaport

We had a terrific 2014 Spring/Summer Season at Foss Waterway Seaport! We hope you enjoyed visiting our exhibits and were able to participate in our many activities. The museum is now closed, reopening again in the Spring of 2015!

Our education programs continue year round. We are offering both land- and boat-based programs, plus some great upcoming family programs. Learn more

In addition, the Balfour Dock Building remains available for rental. To book a rental event - contact Earla Harding (253.272.2750 ext. 106) or earla [dot] harding [at] fosswaterwayseaport [dot] org.

Foss Waterway Seaport

Seaport Highlights

  • Foss Waterway Seaport Image

    SeaCamps - 2015

    Our 2015 Summer Science SeaCamps for grades 5 – 9 offer boat-based education, field studies, science + art activities, creative problem solving…science as never experienced before!

  • 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

    Family Program - 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...