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Please provide the following information to begin the process of booking a field trip at the Washington State History Museum. Before you make a reservation, please be sure you have read about our different field trip optionscosts and scholarships, and logistical information. If you have any questions, please contact schoolprograms@wshs.wa.gov. Thank you!

Reservations Information

When completing the form below, please provide e-mails for all teachers and staff members who will need to receive scheduling and visit information. Email addresses are required in order to process your request.

As detailed on our Field Trip Costs & Funding page, Sliding Scale Admissions Funding is available to groups from schools in which 50% or more receive free or reduced-priced lunch. If you are not sure if this applies to you, please check by looking your school up on OSPI’s Washington Public School Free and Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility spreadsheet.

Students, teachers, and chaperones are required to stay on the History Museum premises at all times during the visit. If you are using a district bus, check to see when the bus needs to be back in the district.

Payment must be arranged with your school or district prior to your visit. We accept checks, credit cards, or purchase orders. Bring an accurate head count and payment details on the day of your visit. Purchase orders may be submitted by fax to 253-272-9518. Review our teacher checklist for more information.

Submit your reservation request and someone from our education staff will contact you. There is no need to call if you have submitted a reservations request form online. Reservation requests are processed and granted in the order in which they are received.

For more information, contact the Education staff.

Field Trip Reservations

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  • We strongly encourage a ratio of 1 to 5.
  • We recommend a 2-3 hour visit.