The Suquamish Museum offers you an opportunity for a truly unique learning experience. We offer the option of scheduling a guided tour led by our docents or a teacher-guided tour where you can experience our exhibits on your own with your students. Teachers are e invited and encouraged to tour the exhibit and speak with our staff about learning opportunities available. Teachers are not charged admission to prepare for a class visit.
Docent led and self-guided tours are available on Mondays and Tuesdays during Winter Season. Please follow normal guidelines when booking school tours.
Our facility features an interactive main exhibition gallery, a rotating exhibition gallery, an education classroom space, research space, a museum store and beautiful grounds with a storytelling area. The Suquamish Village also features other opportunities to see and do, check out the opportunities of combining your visit to the museum with another learning opportunity in the Teacher's Packet.
A Teacher Orientation Packet (PDF) includes information about bus access locations, pre-visit information, check-in information, photography, emergency procedures and more. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance and a $20 non-refundable reservation fee is due when scheduling the tour. School groups must have a minimum of 10 students.
Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch (Education and Docent Program Facilitator) for more information about the program or to schedule a tour at 360-394-7123
An environmental and cultural resource education program is in development using the native habitat design of the Museum grounds. Historically, the Suquamish Tribe relied on the bounty found all around them for food, clothing and housing. Our goal will be to offer a glimpse into how those basic parts of family and community life were easily satisfied using the products of the local environment. Two exterior exhibit sheds will house wood carving and weaving demonstration areas. Both activities helped produce much of the personal and home environmental needs by providing housing, tools, transportation, clothing, storage containers and decorative arts. The Suquamish Tribe today aggressively pursues habitat conservation and resource preservation. The health of the marine ecosystem is important culturally economically. The museum programs will partner with the Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources and Fisheries to offer environmental education.