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 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

Family Program - Pier Peer in Tacoma - March 11

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March 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.

1st Annual Chowder Social and Auction! April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Please join us at our 1st Annual Chowder Social and Auction!  We look forward to this time of great chowder, introducing friends to the Seaport and raising funds through both a silent and a live auction. 

We are planning on 200 guests and would like to raise over $40,000 to support the wonderful community programs and opportunities at the Seaport.  Funds will go toward our school and public programs, enhancing our exhibits, and preserving our historic Balfour Dock building.

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.