New permanent gallery – now open!
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This vibrant new gallery is full of insights into how the 360-mile-wide expanse of Washington, with its abundant natural resources, has sustained and attracted communities across time. From mountain and prairie to river and sea, relationships to place have drawn people here, while shaping the lives of those who have always called this land home.
Don’t miss the telescope activity that leads to the discovery of a tiny vignette featuring adorable hand-crafted felt mice in a historic scene!
The 360 gallery was made possible with generous funding from the State of Washington. Support for the international trade kiosk was provided through the Port of Tacoma Local Economic Development Investment Fund. Support for free admission on third Thursdays comes from Columbia Bank.