Join & Support

A Foss Waterway Seaport member and is a vital part of the work that we do and gets enhanced access the Seaport. The Seaport relies on individual donations and memberships for 20% of our operating budget which covers the day-to-day expenses of our building and its dedicated staff, allowing us to serve our community! Your membership supports providing science education to thousands of students annually, holding free community events, and developing new and exciting exhibits that tell the story of Tacoma’s maritime history.

General Membership benefits:
Membership card good for unlimited admissions
10% discount at museum shop
Invitation to special events and new exhibit previews (via email)
Newsletters and special announcements (via email)
Two guest passes

Membership Levels:

Student/Senior/Military
– general membership benefits

Individual – general membership benefits

Family – general membership benefits extended to up to two named adults and all household youth plus two additional guest passes and one Family pass (admits two adults and up to four youth)

Family+NARM – Family benefits plus NARM membership 

Pilot+NARM – All previous benefits plus two additional guest passes and one additional family pass

Captain+NARM – All previous benefits plus two additional guest passes, one additional family pass and an opportunity to join a quarterly museum tour led by our Executive Director

Admiral+NARM – All previous benefits plus an invitation to an annual dinner with our Executive Director

What is NARM?
NARM is the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. A NARM level Seaport membership extends your membership to over 1200 organizations across four countries. When you walk into a fellow NARM institution with your Seaport membership card, you get that institution’s membership benefits. The NARM Association boasts an array of top-notch institutional members from art and history museums to botanical gardens, children’s museums, science centers, and more.Local NARM institution include the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and the Museum of History and Industry. There are institutions to choose from in all fifty states and more added weekly! Visit narmassociation.org for more details.

To become a Seaport member, you can either pay annually or monthly. To make your annual payment, you can follow the online payment instructions below or fill out the downloadable form (click the blue membership form link at the bottom of the page) and mail to: 

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

If you would like to start monthly payments, please follow the online payment instructions below or come into the museum during regular hours and our Guest Services Staff will be happy to assist you! 

Online Payment Instructions

To make a one-time payment:
1. Scroll down to the “To Join, Pay Online” section
2. Click the down arrow under “Choose Membership Level”
3. Select your desired Membership Level
4. Click “Pay Now”
5. You will be redirected to your paypal account, follow their instructions to complete your payment

To make monthly payments:
1. Scroll down to the “To Join, Pay Online” section
2. Click the down arrow under “Membership monthly payment options”
3. Select your desired Membership Level
4. Click “Subscribe”
5. You will be redirected to your paypal account, follow their instructions to complete your payment

To Join, Pay Online

Choose Membership Level
Membership monthly payment options

Or download our membership form and mail completed form along with your check to:Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402Thanks for your generous support of Foss Waterway Seaport,
Puget Sound’s premier maritime heritage, education and event center!