November 10, 2020

Brine Shrimp Life Cycle

Brine shrimp are both ovoviviparous (o·vo·vi·vip·a·rous) and oviparous. Ovoviviparous means that their eggs hatch within the uterus producing live young. Oviparous means they give birth to eggs which hatch outside of the body. Brine shrimp do not get to make this choice, as it is dependent on their environmental conditions. If the conditions are right

October 6, 2020

Kit Assembly Continues . . .

In the absence of corporate meetings, the education department has taken over our Bamford Chart Room to assemble science kits. Look at those stacks of cups! Over 18,000 holes have been hand punched in case students don’t have hole punches at home.

October 6, 2020

Equitable Science Kits for Fall 2020

Foss Waterway Seaport is excited to be supporting remote science learning this Fall. In the next few weeks, ready-to-assemble weather stations and a packet of printed instructions will be delivered to each middle school in the Tacoma Public School District. The kits make minimal use of plastic, and include supplies to build a rudimentary anemometer, barometer,

October 1, 2020


We are eager to welcome our community back into the Seaport for connection, learning opportunities, and creative experiences and we have been working hard over the past several months to prepare our staff and our building to open our doors, and we remain committed to making re-opening decisions that will ensure our ability to provide

October 23, 2018

Eco-Kayaking on the Thea Foss Waterway

Our education programs  continue to grow and expand. We have just completed the pilot of a new and innovative program that combines the teaching of on-water kayaking skills with environmental and scientific education. Here is a link to a story that appeared in  the Tacoma News Tribune

October 12, 2018


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is now taking applications for it’s annual Youth Heritage Project. Teachers and High School Students (including those entering High School in the Fall of 2017 as well as those graduating in the Spring of 2017) are elibible to apply. This year’s Youth Heritage Project is a 5-day (overnight) heritage