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On Site School Programs

These programs are designed for a variety of ages and offer a diverse level of engagement with the museum's content. Most of these experiences combine self-directed gallery searches, with science or art activities by museum staff. To schedule a visit for your school, homeschool group, or other organization please contact the museum educator at 360.396.5547.

  • Motion in the Ocean helps pre-school students understand the very different world of the undersea environment through story books, interactive play with a host of cuddly sea creatures, and real ocean artifacts. Children also explore important social skills while walking through a submarine hatch and playing in the Greenling Control room.

  • The People and the Animals Under the Sea Kindergarten - 2nd grade experience the galleries and learn a little something about how animals that live under the sea are very different from people and animals that live on land! After exploring the galleries students join education staff in making fish prints in our educational classroom.

  • Life and Work under the Sea is a self-directed visit in which students in grades 3-8 pass through the museum seeking out information about living and working in the undersea environment. Students also participate in a science mini-lesson and a hands-on activity in the educational spaces.

  • Self-Guided Visits Our museum is free to the public and contains exhibits on the ocean environment, World War II submarine operations, diving and diving technology. Also featured are the technology and machines behind submarines and their functions and tools. Self-guided visits are encouraged for school and homeschool groups alike.

Prior to your visit, please review the attached handout with your students.

Field Trip Request Form

Please complete our on-line  FIELD TRIP REQUEST FORM  to organize a class visit. One of our staff members will respond promptly with confirmation details.