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Field Trip Scholarship Fund

We're raising money to bring kids to the Washington State History Museum and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on #GivingTuesday, Dec 3, Facebook will match a total of $7 million in donations first come, first serve. Thank you for your support!

A classroom field trip to the Museum allows students to connect with history in a meaningful way that can create lasting impressions and help forge a common bond among people in our region. Each year, the History Museum serves more than 15,000 schoolchildren through on-site visits. We utilize a sliding scale admission price for student field trips, but the cost of attendance and transportation to the History Museum can sometimes be prohibitive for some schools even with these discounts.

Your generosity will make it possible for these schools to bring students to the History Museum free of charge! This includes both the price of admission and the costs of bussing.

Here’s how you can help:

  • $15 will provide one student with a chance be amazed by the stories in the Great Hall of Washington History, possibly for the first time ever!
  • $75 will pay for five students to experience the History Lab together, and dive deep into examining artifacts and ephemera to learn the tools of the history trade.
  • $150 provides for ten students to learn about and see the actual tools made by the Clovis people in Washington over 12,000 years ago.
  • $420 brings an entire class to the Museum, adding a new exciting dimension to their classroom studies.

We truly appreciate your investment in the students of Washington state. Please join us this year to bring engaging, hands-on history education to even more students in our state! Thank you!


Donate Today buttonClick the button to make your secure online donation. If you have any questions about giving, please contact Camille Perezselsky, Director of Philanthropy, at 253-798-5899 or camille.perezselsky@wshs.wa.gov. If you’d like to support education programming year round, sign up for convenient monthly auto-donations.