Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Enjoy Ray Egan, prominent local actor and historian, as he presents the heartwarming story of George Washington Bush through the eyes of Ezra Meeker, Sunday, February 8.
Address: 2350 North 30th, in Old Town Park, Tacoma, WA.
Phone: (253) 627-5405
Washington State History Museum
Fascination and FUN come together! People of all ages can explore and be entertained in an environment where characters from Washington's past speak about their lives.
Address: 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA
Phone: (253) 272-3500
Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST)
This facility features a variety of two- and three-dimensional exhibits and displays. Visitors will be entertained with interactive, hands-on displays and activities.
Address: 95 Lee Boulevard (street address), P.O. Box 1890 Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 943-9000
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Address: 936 Broadway Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Hands On Children’s Museum
The Hands On Children’s Museum stimulates curiosity, creativity and learning through fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children, families and school groups.
Address: 106 11th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501
Imagine Children’s Museum
The Mission of Imagine Children's Museum is to make children's lives better by creating a place where they can playfully learn.
Address: 1502 Wall St, Everett, Washington 98201
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
KidsQuest Children's Museum inspires life-long learning in children and families through interactive exhibits and programs integrating art, science, technology and life experiences.
Address: 4091 Factoria Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
To be a Northwest Institution that is a center of hands-on science, arts and cultural education, inspiring kids in every stage of life.
Address: River Park Sqaure, Lower Level, 808 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201
Mobius Science Center
Mobius Science Center at Michael Anderson Plaza will be home to 53,000 square feet of science, technology, and entertainment. The Science Center will inspire science learning, set in stimulating, interactive, and experiential environments. The facility will also include a state-of-the-art, IMAX Theater.
Olympic National Park
Address: Olympic National Park is west of the Seattle area on the Olympic Peninsula – all park destinations can be reached by US Highway 101
Ritzville Railroad Depot
A real life, very well preserved, old fashioned train depot built in 1910.
Address: located at the corner of Railroad Ave. & Washington St. in Ritzville, WA.
East Benton County Historical Museum
Focused on the history of eastern Benton County, the people and the Indians who once roamed this land, the museum offers many early artifacts. Along with early farm tools, and local historic items, you will find ancient Indian petroglyphs which were brought here in 1939 from the Columbia River.
Address: 205 Keewaydin Drive, Kennewick, WA 99336-0602
Makah Cultural and Research Center
Historical artifacts that were partially buried nearly 500 years ago that preserve the history and culture of the pre-contact Makah People can be found here. Full size replicas and canoes can be found in the museum and they also have activities such as necklace and basket making. In order to preserve the historical language of the Makah people, they offer language programs.
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
Since 1939, this museum has been in operation, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of the people in the Wenatchee Valley region. Featuring many Native American artifacts, exhibits about Washington's apple industry, pioneer tools, implements and antiques, the museum also offers current works by local artists and native residents.
Address: 127 South Mission, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Pomeroy Living History Farm
Come experience what life was like on a farm in the days without electricity. See an original 1920's log cabin, and working blacksmith shop as well as vegetable and herb gardens. They even offer live reenactments of typical day to day farm life in the twenties performed by its staff and over 100 volunteers. They offer interactive historical field trip programs for students of all ages, where they get to participate in chores that were expected of children their age, such as churning butter or feeding the animals. Also on site is a gift shop and The Carriage House Tea Room.
Address: 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd in Yacolt, WA 98675
Fort Lewis Museum
MISSION: The Fort Lewis Military Museum collects, preserves and interprets material of historical significance to Fort Lewis and the military units which have served here. The museum also strives to foster an appreciation for the role that the United States Army played in the exploration, settlement and defense of the Pacific Northwest.
Address: Fort Lewis, WA
Grant County Museums and Village
The village consists of over 29 buildings including a saloon, bank, schoolhouse, blacksmith sop, livery stable and more. The museum features displays of Wanapum and Sinkiuse Indian artifacts, cowboying equipment and clothing, and other artifacts from the early settlement of Grant County.
Address: 742 N. Basin Street in Ephrata,WA 98823
Island County Historical Museum
With over 19,000 historical photographs and artifiacts, the museum has permanent exhibits as well as exciting and informative temporary events. Come and learn about the Natives of the Pacific Northwest, Whidbey Islands history and sea captains, Island county's extensive military history and the pioneer settlers of 1853.
Address: 908 NW Alexander Street in Coupeville, WA 98239
Northwest Railway Museum
Learn how the railway changed Washington and influenced settlement. Explore the restored Snoqualmie Depot and step up to the ticket window where travelers have purchased tickets since 1890. View historical artifacts and exhibits. Visit the Depot Bookstore for a selection of everything train. See Mt. Si and Snoqualmie Falls. Founded in 1957, the Northwest Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Washington State and welcomes over 88,000 visitors each year. The museum operates an interpretive railway program offering antique train excursions through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. The museum’s collection of railway artifacts and equipment is one of the most significant in the United States and includes over 70 examples of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment. The Northwest Railway Museum is located in the Snoqualmie Depot, recognized as the oldest continuously operated train station in Washington State.
Address: 38625 SE King Street in Snoqualmie, WA, 98065
Kitsap County Historical Society Museum
The museum was founded in 1948. Demonstrates how people worked, lived and played from the ice age to present day. Take a stroll through a historic main street, see a stump farm, and learn that bunkhouses do float. Through the artifacts and exhibits at this museum, learn the heritage and history of Kitsap County.
Address: 280 Fourth Street in Bremerton, WA 98337
Old Molson Historical Museum, School Museum and Ghost Town
Molson was once a boom town started in 1900 by George B. Meacham and John W. Molson, and operated the larges brewing company in Canada. There are three town sites: Old Molson, New Molson and Central Molson. Take a walk through the old red brick school museum, or visit the saloon, banks and law offices and other buildings that once made up the thriving town of Old Molson.
Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center and Museum
With over 30 Indian tribes in the state of Washington, the museum opened in 1988 becoming the fourth that is tribal owned and operated. In addition to the main changing gallery and permanent exhibits, the Center has a gift shop, meeting area and the world’s best clam chowder served in the museum Fry Bread Cafe.
Address: 1515 Layfayette Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388
Lopez Island Historical Museum
The mission of the Lopez Island Historical Society is to collect, preserve, share and interpret local history among island residents and visitors in order to increase awareness and appreciation of the resource for the educational benefit of this and future generations.
Address: Lopez Village on Weeks Road, across from Islander's Bank.
Keller Heritage Center Museum and Park
The park includes several places of interest to visit and enjoy. There is the museum which houses historical exhibits and artifacts depicting Indian and Pioneer life in Stevens County. There is also the Keller house of 1910, the Graves Mt. Lookout tower, the Hixon castles and gardens, a farmstead cabin and a trappers cabin as well as a pioneer machinery museum, sawmill, blacksmith shop and old mining equipment.
Address: 700 N. Wynne Street in Colville, WA 99114
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Fort Walla Walla Museum offers five large exhibit halls, 17-building pioneer village, more than 40 Living History performances each season, and excellent children's programs. Much of the museum is outside. The Museum's entire collection contains more than 42,000 cataloged artifacts including historical objects, textiles, photographs & archives. The Museum also has a small reference library, available for year 'round use.
Address: 755 Myra Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Yakima Valley Museum
The Yakima Valley Museum is a 65,000 square foot facility offers historical exhibits on the Yakima Valley, its natural history, American Indian culture, pioneer life, early city life, and the roots and development of the Valley’s fruit industry. Within the museum is the Children’s Underground, a 2,500 ft2 interactive learning center offering museum-related educational activities and programs for children ages 5 to 15. There are over 38,000 objects in the collections at the Yakima Valley Museum and over 40,000 documents and photographs in the Archives and Research Library.
Address: 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, Washington 98902