Discover where history meets science with exciting, hands-on learning activities

Get on board now for one-of-a-kind Seaport learning experiences! Explore Puget Sound’s rich maritime heritage and learn about the science of the sea with Foss Waterway Seaport’s educational programs. Choose from a variety of unique activities that bring history alive and help students, educators and families discover a connection with all marine life in our waterways.

Museum Programs

Expand education beyond the classroom and bring your students into the museum for an interactive learn experience on marine biology, environmental science, maritime history, or all of the above!

Boat Programs

Engage your students in life-changing learning on board our charter vessel for a day of marine science out on Commencement Bay.

5th Grade Brainy Briny Science Project

The Seaport sent students Brainy-Briny algae kits for a hands-on virtual learning experience to enhance virtual learning.

5th Grade Salmon Project

In partnership with Sea Doc Society, The Seaport presents “Explore the Salish Sea” curriculum. We are helping students navigate what it means to have a healthy environment for salmon.

6th Grade Science

The Seaport sent students at home weather kits to enhance virtual learning about weather systems.


EcoKayak is a 50/50 on water and in class program for 7th graders through the program THRIVE, which aids them in learning about environmental science while kayaking in the Thea Foss Waterway.

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Education Programs FAQ

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