Tillicum School Program

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

This 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


Rates: $27+tax for students  |  $37+tax for adult chaperones  |  Teachers are FREE | $27 for each additional teacher, faculty and student aide

Use the “Request a Quote” form to schedule your Tillicum School Program field trip OR to inquire whether a date not listed above may be added to our schedule.

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

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