For a limited time in May and June we are offering tours to school groups up to 30 people. Available times are 10:00 and 11:30 for 8 Tuesdays, for only $150 per group thanks to the generous support of a Shuttered Venues Operators Grant.
For the health and safety of our community we will continue to limit group sizes and require masks to be worn by all visitors age 2 and older when inside the buildings. We are grateful for your understanding.
What is included?
Your visit will begin in the ceremonial house with Chief Tsungani and his grandchildren, where you will have a chance to see a few of the masks used in our Living History Program up close and demonstrated along with Chief Tsungani sharing the stories associated with these ceremonial masks. They will also be sharing current wood carvings that are in progress and talking about the tools and materials used in creating these masks. Following their presentation there will be a time for questions and answers.
Next they will visit the Lelooska Museum, for a brief talk highlighting the collection and the art and artifacts that span from across the United States and Canada. There will be a time for questions and answers as well as to go on a “Museum Hunt” or to go outside and explore the Native Plants on our grounds with the “Native Plant” Activity.
The Gathering Hall will also be open to see additional art and artifacts on display, a slideshow highlighting the performances as well as an opportunity to make purchases of educational materials and visit our gift shop.
To reserve your date please complete this Tuesday Tour reservation form. We ask for your patience, allowing 2-3 days to respond to your reservation.
Join us virtually from your classroom for a behind the scenes look at the masks shared in our live performances. Listen to Chief Tsungani share stories, and learn more about the rights, crests and privileges shared in our ceremonial house. This is just the beginning, we have much more in the works, and will be adding to this content as we are able. This virtual experience is best suited for students in the 3rd or 4th Grade.
Thank you to the Price Foundation for their support in making it possible to create virtual programming.
These are challenging times for many. In lieu of a charge for this content we are asking for those that can to make a donation that will help us continue to grow our online presence and add additional content.
To participate please complete this Virtual Field Trip reservation form. We ask for your patience, allowing 2-3 days to respond to your reservation.
School Program Details
Due to COVID-19 we are unable to offer our regular schedule of school programs. We invite you to register for our new Tuesday Tour or join us remotely with our Virtual School Tour.
The information below is for reference when we return to our regular school programs.
Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in our Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonial house. The Lelooska Family shares the songs, dances, stories and masks which display the rights, crests and privileges bestowed on them by the late Chief James Aul Sewide. Chief Tsungani carries on the traditions of his brother the late Chief Lelooska, performing with other family members.
Following the program students will visit the Lelooska Museum which displays an extensive collection of Native Artifacts from North America. They will have the opportunity to ask Chief Tsungani and the Lelooska Family questions and learn the significance of many of the artifacts on display. Student comments highlight the impact of the school programs.
School programs are most appropriate for children in the 3rd or 4th grades, however other age groups can be accommodated. Space is limited, reserve early!
Programs begin at 10:30am and are approximately one hour in length, followed by a visit to the Lelooska Museum. Advance reservations are necessary. To reserve, please call (360) 225-9522