Field Trip Scholarships

We want to help all Washington State students connect with our state’s history. To support that goal, we are launching a new field trip scholarship program to provide financial aid for underserved schools. 

Our field trip scholarships cover:

The entire cost of admission for students, chaperones and teachers
The cost of transportation (based on the cost estimate provided in your application)

FieldTripScholarshipsPromoImageApplications for the first round of scholarships are due December 7, 2018. Applicants will be notified by January 1, 2019. We will then work with applicants to book their field trips for dates that work for them on or after Feb. 1, 2019.

Please note that the application period has closed. We will reopen applications next summer for the 2019-2020 school year.

Who can apply? 

Other Field Trip Funding Resources: 

  • Admission cost for all self-guided and History Lab field trips is based on a sliding scale, even for groups not awarded a scholarship. Learn more on our Field Trip Costs and Scholarships webpage
  • We also have a limited amount of bus funding to support groups who plan to visit the museum before March.

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

Are you interested in donating to Field Trip Scholarships? Visit our Field Trip Scholarship Fund webpage.