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These programs are included with admission to the History Museum or $5 for program-only admission. Free to WSHS Members. For more information, contact Dave Beals at 253-798-5879 or dave.beals@wshs.wa.gov.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 
 

FAMILY PROGRAMS


MUSEO - A Gallery Game for the Whole Family
Museo_188x125Wednesday through Sunday
Museum hours

Designed for four to eight players, MUSEO is a Bingo-style game of discovery in the Great Hall. Ask for a packet at the admissions desk and let the sleuthing begin!

 

Hunting for Treasures in the Great Hall
Tuesday through Sunday
Museum hours

Ever seen a gold nugget, a plutonium core or an ox yoke? Keen-eyed young visitors are encouraged to pick up a treasure hunter's challenge at the information desk and explore the Great Hall's not-so-hidden treasures of Washington pictured there. A fun, self-directed activity for everyone.

 


GALLERY TALKS

Gallery Talks are your opportunity to meet exhibit curators and learn little-known information about our exhibits or get a behind-the-scenes perspective


"The Wellington Avalanche"
Friday, December 2, 2016The Wellington Avalanche
3:00 p.m.

Learn more about a dark chapter in Washington's history as WSHS Lead Curator Gwen Whiting discusses the Wellington avalanche, which struck a train depot and remains the deadliest avalanche in U.S. history.



HISTORY SPEAKS 



SCHOLARLY SELECTIONS

 

All Scholarly Selections events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dave Beals at 253-798-5879 or dave.beals@wshs.wa.gov.

Museo

A Gallery Game for the Whole Family
TUESDAY – SUNDAY

Designed for four to eight players, MUSEO is a Bingo-style game of discovery in the Great Hall of Washington History. Ask for a packet at the information desk and let the sleuthing begin.

More for Kids

Treasure Hunting

In the Great Hall
AVAILABLE TUESDAY – SUNDAY

Ever seen a gold nugget, a plutonium core, or an ox yoke? Keen-eyed young visitors are encouraged to pick up a treasure hunter’s challenge at the information desk and explore the Great Hall’s not-so-hidden treasures of Washington pictured there. A fun, self-directed activity for everyone.

More about the Great Hall

Model Railroad Operators' Hours

FIRST SATURDAY of every month
11 AM - 4PM

The Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers (PSMRE), the all-volunteer organization that operates the History Museum's permanent model railroad exhibit, holds a special Operators' Hours event on the first Saturday of every month. Operators' Hours is an opportunity to watch the masters at work and ask questions of the model railroad experts!

Model Train Festival