The Puget Sound Ship Modelers come to Foss Waterway Seaport!

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April 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Come visit the Seaport on Saturday, April 21st from 10 AM - 2 PM to take advantage of an opportunity to visit with skilled artisans and hobbyists who build model ships. The Puget Sound Ship Modelers will be showing off their works in progress, a few completed projects, and talking about what is needed to get started in this fascinating hobby that anyone can participate in. This event is sure to spark your interest and might even that next big thing you've been looking to get involved with!

Did you miss "The Other Country"? Get another chance to see it and help out a worthy cause!

The Other Country
May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Blue Mouse Theater
2611 North Proctor Street
Tacoma, WA 98407

The Other Country, a community-based theatrical event for all ages, was staged at the historic Foss Waterway Seaport in August 2017, with five sold out shows. Luckily for those who could not get tickets or who were out of town, a video of the play has been created and is ready to share with the community. The Blue Mouse Theatre (in Tacoma's Proctor District) will open their doors to a benefit screening on Thursday, May 17 at 7pm. Admission at the door of $5 + donations will benefit the Tacoma Historical Society.

Rescheduled! Origins and Outcome of Tribal Canoe Journeys

P. Red Eagle
May 20, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

The Foss Waterway Seaport is proud to be hosting Philip H. Red Eagle for an afternoon talk about his work with Tribal Journeys, an annual gathering of various Northwest Native American Tribes & First Nations Tribes from Canada who use ocean-going canoes to complete their journey.

Find out more about The Puyallup People: First on the Waterways!

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Want to learn more about our upcoming exhibit?

Follow this link to CityLine, A video magazine show hosted by the City of Tacoma.

The Puyallup People: First on the Waterway

First on the Waterways: The Puyallup People, (spuyaləpabš)


The Foss Waterway Seaport is proud to present The Puyallup People: First on the Waterways, an exhibit exploring the history of the Puyallup People and their intimate connection to the Salish Sea and the Puyallup River.

Third Thursday - free museum admission from 4pm to 8pm!

Repeats every month on the third Thursday until Thu Dec 20 2018 .
June 15, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
July 20, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
August 17, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
September 21, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
January 18, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
February 15, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
April 19, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
May 17, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
June 21, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
July 19, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
August 16, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
November 15, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
December 20, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
June 15, 2017 - December 20, 2018

Join us on the third Thursday of each month (exceptions will be noted) for free admission to the maritime museum!

View the exhibits and visit the education department to see what projects they have designed!

An ongoing fine art installation featuring artists from around the Pacific Rim

February 11, 2018 - June 30, 2018

The Foss Waterway Seaport will be hosting an ongoing fine art installation from members of the Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists. With regional and international artists from across the Pacific Rim, artworks include contemporary, historical, and plein air formats in a wide range of subjects from Canada, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and America. PRIMA members will also be curating several fine art shows, supporting ongoing fundraising efforts, and working on a significant International Exhibition scheduled for later this year.

Boat-based Education

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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.

Land-based Education

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Join us for one-of-a-kind student field trips! Visit our extraordinary Balfour Dock building to enjoy hands-on, customized learning experiences in history, marine science and maritime heritage.

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