Docent Tour of Endangered Species

Learn more about the themes, artwork, and artists featured in Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity. Our docents are gifted guides eager to share their knowledge in informal, interactive, hour-long tours. Tours start in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building and are included with admission/free to Museum members. For group tours of six or more people, call 360.778.8944 to schedule.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Lightwall decorated for Whatcom Squared

Downtown Art Walk

Join us this evening for Downtown Art walk where we will show off the completed light mosaic from our Whatcom Squared community art project in the Lightcatcher Courtyard. The wall won’t be the only colorful glass shimmering in the building. See beautiful glass artworks in our exhibition Fluid Formations, which will also be open for viewing.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Two buildings with closure text overlay

Museum Campus Closed

The Museum campus will be closed today in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations (CANCELED)

Note: This tour date has been canceled.

Discover the artists and artwork featured in “Fluid Formations,” which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – English

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – Spanish

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
  • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
  • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
  • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – English

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – Spanish

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
  • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
  • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
  • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Gallery Tour with Curator of Art Amy Chaloupka

We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s curator of art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition in partnership with Museum of Glass, galleries, and individual artists.

Tours start at 12:15pm and 2pm, last one hour, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the Museum and participating in the tour.

 


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Gallery Tour with Curator of Art Amy Chaloupka

We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s curator of art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition in partnership with Museum of Glass, galleries, and individual artists.

Tours start at 12:15pm and 2pm, last one hour, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the Museum and participating in the tour.

 


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Stuffed bald eagle

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

A volunteer from the North Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to answer questions about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages welcome. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds.

Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in “Fluid Formations,” which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in “Fluid Formations,” which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in “Fluid Formations,” which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – English

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – Spanish

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
  • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
  • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
  • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Museum Store closed

The Museum Store will be closed today.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in “Fluid Formations,” which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Stuffed owls in bird exhibit

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

A volunteer from the North Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to answer questions about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages welcome. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds.

Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Gallery Tour with Curator of Art Amy Chaloupka

We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s curator of art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition in partnership with Museum of Glass, galleries, and individual artists.

Tours start at 12:15pm and 2pm, last one hour, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the Museum and participating in the tour.

 


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Gallery Tour with Curator of Art Amy Chaloupka

We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s curator of art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition in partnership with Museum of Glass, galleries, and individual artists.

Tours start at 12:15pm and 2pm, last one hour, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the Museum and participating in the tour.

 


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – English

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – Spanish

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
  • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
  • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
  • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Summer Storytime Series

Explore animals of the Salish Sea! Thursdays & Fridays at 3pm, June – August, we will introduce a new animal each week June-August with interactive stories using a variety of props, music, and movement. Then jump into the art studio for a creative activity based on our story of the week.

People standing on a cruise ship looking out at scenery

History Sunset Cruise

Join us tonight for our popular History Sunset Cruise. Narrated by either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher, the tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. Guests travel aboard San Juan Cruises 100-foot Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic). Restrooms are available on board. Check our cruise page for more information.

Tickets are $35 Museum members/$40 Non-Members, and children 5 and younger are free (but require registration). History Cruises are a fundraiser for the Whatcom Museum and proceeds from ticket purchases support exhibitions and educational programming.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Paper robot

FIG Studio: Shape Robots

Beep. Boop. Children will use their fine motor skills to make a mini paper robot this week.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Artwork with black lines and colored squares

Artist’s Corner: Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian used geometric elements to create abstract paintings. In this activity, kids will use paper and glue to create their own geometric design.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Paper robot

FIG Studio: Shape Robots

Beep. Boop. Children will use their fine motor skills to make a mini paper robot this week.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Artwork with black lines and colored squares

Artist’s Corner: Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian used geometric elements to create abstract paintings. In this activity, kids will use paper and glue to create their own geometric design.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Downtown Art Walk

We’ll be opening Old City Hall for this month’s Downtown Art Walk. Come see the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Showcase in the first-floor gallery, as well as the exhibit All Dressed Up… which features historic garments from the Museum’s permanent collection.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Paper robot

FIG Studio: Shape Robots

Beep. Boop. Children will use their fine motor skills to make a mini paper robot this week.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Artwork with black lines and colored squares

Artist’s Corner: Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian used geometric elements to create abstract paintings. In this activity, kids will use paper and glue to create their own geometric design.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – English

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – Spanish

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
  • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
  • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
  • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Art made of colored circles on paper

FIG Studio: Circle Art

Little ones can practice printing by playing a-round with circles to make a colorful collage or carefully craft concentric circles.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Artwork with black lines and colored squares

Artist’s Corner: Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian used geometric elements to create abstract paintings. In this activity, kids will use paper and glue to create their own geometric design.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Art made of colored circles on paper

FIG Studio: Circle Art

Little ones can practice printing by playing a-round with circles to make a colorful collage or carefully craft concentric circles.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Artwork with black lines and colored squares

Artist’s Corner: Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian used geometric elements to create abstract paintings. In this activity, kids will use paper and glue to create their own geometric design.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – English

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.

Docent-led tour of El Zodiaco Familiar – Spanish

Take a docent-led tour and learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Our trained docent will lead an English-language tour at 1pm and a Spanish-language tour at 2pm. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
  • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
  • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
  • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Art made of colored circles on paper

FIG Studio: Circle Art

Little ones can practice printing by playing a-round with circles to make a colorful collage or carefully craft concentric circles.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Artwork with black lines and colored squares

Artist’s Corner: Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian used geometric elements to create abstract paintings. In this activity, kids will use paper and glue to create their own geometric design.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Two paper pinwheels

FIG Studio: Pinwheels for Peace

Imagine… whirled peace! Help us celebrate International Day of Peace by planting a pinwheel. It all starts with one child and one square.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Art inspired by Henri Matisse

FIG Artist’s Corner: Henri Matisse

Matisse is famous for “painting with scissors.” Explore many different shapes while creating your own Matisse-inspired masterpiece.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Gallery Tour with Curator of Art Amy Chaloupka

We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s curator of art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition in partnership with Museum of Glass, galleries, and individual artists.

Tours start at 12:15pm and 2pm, last one hour, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the Museum and participating in the tour.

 


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Gallery Tour with Curator of Art Amy Chaloupka

We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s curator of art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition in partnership with Museum of Glass, galleries, and individual artists.

Tours start at 12:15pm and 2pm, last one hour, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the Museum and participating in the tour.

 


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Two paper pinwheels

FIG Studio: Pinwheels for Peace

Imagine… whirled peace! Help us celebrate International Day of Peace by planting a pinwheel. It all starts with one child and one square.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Art inspired by Henri Matisse

FIG Artist’s Corner: Henri Matisse

Matisse is famous for “painting with scissors.” Explore many different shapes while creating your own Matisse-inspired masterpiece.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Old City Hall and Lightcatcher building

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country, including the Whatcom Museum, open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket—for free!

A Museum Day ticket provides free access to both the Lightcatcher building and Old City Hall. Visit the Museum Day page for more info and to register and print your ticket.

Candy Glass Blowing
Join us in the Lightcatcher Courtyard throughout the day as we demonstrate how to create candy bubbles inspired by the principles of glass blowing and our exhibition Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest.

Kids can get into the fun by practicing blowing plastic bubbles, while adults can learn a bit about the science behind the crystals that make up both sugar and glass. You’re sure to be blown away!


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Two paper pinwheels

FIG Studio: Pinwheels for Peace

Imagine… whirled peace! Help us celebrate International Day of Peace by planting a pinwheel. It all starts with one child and one square.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Art inspired by Henri Matisse

FIG Artist’s Corner: Henri Matisse

Matisse is famous for “painting with scissors.” Explore many different shapes while creating your own Matisse-inspired masterpiece.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Colored geometric shapes patterned like a quilt

FIG Studio: Geometric Quilts

Simple shapes make spectacular quilts! Play with polygons to make a colorful paper quilt.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Art inspired by Henri Matisse

FIG Artist’s Corner: Henri Matisse

Matisse is famous for “painting with scissors.” Explore many different shapes while creating your own Matisse-inspired masterpiece.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Colored geometric shapes patterned like a quilt

FIG Studio: Geometric Quilts

Simple shapes make spectacular quilts! Play with polygons to make a colorful paper quilt.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Art inspired by Henri Matisse

FIG Artist’s Corner: Henri Matisse

Matisse is famous for “painting with scissors.” Explore many different shapes while creating your own Matisse-inspired masterpiece.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Colored geometric shapes patterned like a quilt

FIG Studio: Geometric Quilts

Simple shapes make spectacular quilts! Play with polygons to make a colorful paper quilt.

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Art inspired by Henri Matisse

FIG Artist’s Corner: Henri Matisse

Matisse is famous for “painting with scissors.” Explore many different shapes while creating your own Matisse-inspired masterpiece.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Stuffed owls in bird exhibit

Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum

A volunteer from the North Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to answer questions about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages welcome.

Check our website to see current hours of operation or for potential closures due to COVID-19 restrictions.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Bald eagle in nest

Audubon: Where Do Baby Eagles Come From? (Virtual)

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society for their monthly program. The September event will be offered virtually via Zoom. Learn about the lifecycle of one of our most notable (and abundant) local raptors, the bald eagle. Michelle Landis has spent five years surveying eagle nests in Whatcom and Skagit counties and brings them up close and personal with pictures and videos from our resident population of eagles. Landis will also answer audience questions.

Photo: Emily Jackson Photography via Canva


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Fall leaves pressed on wax paper

FIG Studio: Leaves on Wax Paper

Hang this art piece in a window to let the sun shine through the fiery foliage!

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Ocean wave made of paper

FIG Artist’s Corner: Katsushika Hokusai

Hang 10 in the FIG Studio as you try block printing influenced by Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

 

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Fall leaves pressed on wax paper

FIG Studio: Leaves on Wax Paper

Hang this art piece in a window to let the sun shine through the fiery foliage!

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Ocean wave made of paper

FIG Artist’s Corner: Katsushika Hokusai

Hang 10 in the FIG Studio as you try block printing influenced by Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

 

Fall leaves pressed on wax paper

FIG Studio: Leaves on Wax Paper

Hang this art piece in a window to let the sun shine through the fiery foliage!

The FIG Studio is a self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

Ocean wave made of paper

FIG Artist’s Corner: Katsushika Hokusai

Hang 10 in the FIG Studio as you try block printing influenced by Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave.

Artist’s Corner focuses on artists from around the world. We encourage young guests to explore a variety of materials and mediums to create art inspired by the featured artist.

 

Woman in a museum gallery looking at glass art

Docent-led tour of Fluid Formations

Discover the artists and artwork featured in Fluid Formations, which celebrates the rich legacy of glass art in our region. Our docents will provide insight into the techniques and processes utilized by artists, focusing on specific works in the exhibition. Tours last one hour.

Here’s what you can expect:

    • Each tour can accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Tours begin in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building.
    • Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
    • Bookings close at midnight the day prior. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows.
    • Tour bookings are free to members/included with admission for non-members.
Owl made of clay

Clay Creatures Come Alive – SOLD OUT

In the spirit of the astounding ceramic creatures featured in El Zodíaco Familiar, we invite kids to discover how to bring this amazing material to life. In this kid-friendly workshop, ceramic artist and owner of Good Earth Pottery Ann Marie Cooper will introduce clay hand-building techniques. After getting a feel for the material, students will have the opportunity to bring a creature from their imagination into reality. Designed as an introductory-level workshop for children ages 7 – 12. Registration is limited to 12 students.

$20 members/$25 non-member

Instructors and all participants will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. The Museum will be following COVID safety protocols.


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.