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Tillicum Village® School Program

To our teachers and students – thank you for your patience as we continue to understand the guidelines around re-opening the Tillicum Village® School Program. We miss you and look forward to the day we can welcome you back out to Blake Island. Until then, know that we are dedicated to this program and are doing everything we can to make sure your next visit is a safe (and fun) one. At this point, we are planning on re-opening during Phase 4 of Inslee’s Safe Start Phased Approach. If you are interested in another field trip on the water, please reach out to Dana Barrett at

The Tillicum Village® School Program is crafted specifically for students studying Washington State history and Northwest Native American culture.

This 4-hour field trip program, a version of our public Tillicum Excursion, is available every spring and fall and geared towards public and homeschooled students from 3rd to 5th grade, although all school ages are welcome.

Your class departs Pier 54 on a 45-minute cruise to Blake Island during which there are two interactive presentations on Northwest Native American storytelling and crafts. Once on the island, students head into the Tillicum Longhouse* to enjoy a lunch designed just for them, including fresh fruit, homemade macaroni and cheese, our traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish, and more (explore the full menu here).

After the buffet-style meal, the dining room lights dim and the stage performance begins — live dancers and 3D projection technology combine for a dramatic storytelling presentation. On the return trip, everyone has some time to roam the boat and take in the beauty of Puget Sound before returning to Pier 54 on Seattle’s central waterfront.

Please note: On time departure and maximum island time depends on ALL groups arriving on time

Payment for Tillicum Village® School Program is due two weeks before your scheduled visit.

Use the “Request a Quote” form to schedule your Tillicum Village® School Program field trip or to inquire about adding a date to the schedule

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*Tillicum facility under lease, operated in conjunction with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

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