Field Trip Costs & Scholarships

We want to help all Washington State students connect with our state’s history. Please see below for information on our pricing and scholarship options.


Field Trip Scholarships

FieldTripScholarshipsPromoImageWe are launching a new field trip scholarship program to provide financial aid for underserved schools. The program will cover the entire cost of admission and transportation for recipients. Apply at

These scholarships are only for schools where 50% or more of students receive free or reduced-price lunches. If you are not sure if this applies to you, please check by looking your school up on the OSPI's Student Demographic website.

Applications for the first round of scholarships are due December 7, 2018. Recipients will be notified and their field trips scheduled by early January.

If you have any questions about the Field Trip Scholarships application process or program, please email


Sliding Scale Admission

Student admission cost for all field trips is based on a sliding scale. See the table below for details:

Percentage of Students
Receiving Free or Reduced
Lunch at Your School

Cost per Student for
Self-Directed Field Trips

Cost per Student for
History Lab Field Trips

 0 - 49%



 50 - 65%



 66 - 80%



 81 - 100%



Teachers are free.
We admit one chaperone for every five students for free.
Additional chaperones may enter at a rate of $5 per person.


Bus Funding for Early Visits

We also have a limited amount of bus funding to support groups who plan to visit the museum by bus before March 1, 2019. 
  • Groups with 25 or more students can receive $150 in funding to help cover the cost of one school bus. 
  • Groups with 50 or more students can receive $300 to help cover the cost of two school buses.
Limit $300 in bus funds per school each school year.
To receive this funding, please indicate so on your application in response to the question “Would you like to be considered for Bus Funding?

Next Steps
Once you have selected which type of field trip is best for your group and explored funding options:
1. Please review our Know Before You Go webpage for guidelines about the logistics of your visit. 
For more information, contact the Education Department