School Programs

School Living History Program

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.

Space is limited, reserve early! Admission is $8.00 per person, adult or child. To participate please complete this Spring 2023 School Living History Program Reservation form. We ask for your patience, allowing 2-3 days to respond to your reservation.

School programs begin at 10:30 am and are approximately one hour in length:

  • March 27, 28
  • May 30
  • June 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16

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 the Lelooska Family questions and learn the significance of many of the artifacts on display.
Dates are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Located just 10 miles east of I-5 from the Woodland Exit #21

To accommodate as many schools as possible we need to introduce the following changes to our reservation procedures, please contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Groups: Your group is any and all persons associated with your school or organization. This includes, but is not limited to, children, instructors, chaperones, parents, and families. We need the total number in your group to book your field trip.   Two educators per classroom are no charge.

Full payment is due 1 month before your program date. Any late payments will incur a $50.00 late payment fee.  We gladly accept checks and purchase orders. We can accept procurement cards for an additional $20.00 processing fee. 

We must be notified of any number changes greater than 5 seats, 2 months before your reserved date by email at info@lelooska.org or calling 360-225-9522.  We can refund up to 5 seats that do not attend the day of the program due to circumstances beyond your control.

If you must cancel please notify us 2 months before your date at 360-225-9522.  After that date refunds are not available. We will work with you to reschedule your group for another date within the school year. 

School Tours

For a limited time in October and November we are offering special tours to school groups. Tour cost is $150 per group of 30, and each tour can accommodate a total of 120 people.

Tours are at 10:30 am on:

October 6, 11, 13, 18 & 25
November 1, 8, 10, 15 & 17

Due to several high-risk individuals in our community and for the health and safety of all, 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.

To reserve your date please complete this School Tour reservation form. We ask for your patience, allowing 2-3 days to respond to your reservation.

What is included?

Your visit will begin in the ceremonial house with Chief Tsungani and family members where you will have a chance to see several of the ceremonial masks used in our Living History Program up close and demonstrated, along with Chief Tsungani sharing the stories associated with the masks. They will also be sharing current wood carvings that are in progress and talking about the tools and materials used in creating them. Following this presentation there will be time for questions and answers. This is an incredible opportunity for a behind the scenes look at the tools, materials and finished carvings and a chance for students to interact with an active carver and storyteller.

Next, you will visit the Lelooska Museum for a brief presentation highlighting the collection and the art and artifacts that span from across the United States and Canada. There will be time for questions and answers as well as to go on a “Museum Hunt” and explore the collection in more depth. In the museum, groups will be able to borrow the Native Plant find activity and go outside to explore the Native Plants on our grounds with their chaperones.

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. This is the first time this building has been open to school groups and provides a great opportunity to see many items that have been recently donated back to the Lelooska Foundation including a full-sized canoe carved by Chief Lelooska. 

Virtual Field Trip

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.

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