We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the museum at Foss Waterway Seaport! 

Our building has received full-scale sanitization this week, however we will be restricting hands-on activities.  All of our “children’s areas” are currently closed.

To ensure social distancing, all visits are “self-guided” and we are not providing docent-led tours.  Guest services staff will be pleased to answer questions, as always.

Starting October 16 and through the end of this year, the museum will be open on the following schedule:

Friday – 3:00 to 7:00pm

Saturday – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sunday – Noon to 4:00pm


Thanks to a grant from Columbia Bank, we will continue to hold “Third Thursday” as a virtual event through year end!

Please see the calendar for exceptions to the museum schedule.


Beginning October 16, the office will be open
Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm


Note:  We are and will continue following safety protocol with masks required at all times inside the building and social distancing.  Staff and volunteers are health screened upon arrival each day, including temperature checks.


Admission Fees

Adults: $10
Seniors (62+): $8
Students and Children (5+): $8
Military: $8
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children): $25
Children 5 and under: Free
Seaport Members: Free

Reduced Admission Programs

Learn more about Group Tours Here

We’re a partner in the TACOMA ATTRACTION PASS! Your Pass to Exploration and Savings

Tacoma’s Attraction Pass is packed with excitement, education and adventure at half the price. From mountaintop exploration to sea-level wonderment, it’s a package of seven of Pierce County’s top attractions at a 50% discount.

Start by learning more about the 3-day and 7-day pass and buy your pass here. Then get ready to experience the Mountain, the City and the Sea. Once you’ve purchased this pass, you will get into to all attractions for free. 

We are proud to be a participating Blue Star Museum!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer. The 2019 program began on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ends on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day.