360 – Mountain, Prairie, River, Sea
Opening September 16, 2021
As you visit the Great Hall of Washington History between now and mid-September, you’ll notice some construction, and that’s because we’re installing a new permanent gallery!
Measuring from the eastern flatland to the western shore, 360 is the distance in miles between the boundaries drawn when Washington became a state in 1889. From mountain and prairie to river and sea, relationships to place have sustained and drawn people here, while shaping the lives of those who have always called this land home. In this gallery, visitors learn about resources and varied perspectives as they explore each biome.
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! There are three vignettes and we’ll rotate locations and scenes over time, so there will be something new to discover on future visits to the gallery.