|The Suquamish Museum offers you an opportunity for a truly unique learning experience for you and your students. We have guided tours led by our docents or self-guided tours where you can experience our exhibits on your own. Our facility features an interactive main exhibition gallery, a rotating exhibition gallery, an education space capable of seating 50 people, research space, museum store and beautiful grounds with a storytelling area.
A Teacher Orientation Packet is available upon request, which 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 advance fee is due when scheduling the tour to hold the reservation.
An environmental and cultural resource education program, to debut in the Spring of 2013, will use 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.