With 19 museums woven into the communities, cities and towns of Snohomish County, opportunities for learning are plentiful. Local history museums featuring hands-on exhibits abound. Watch demonstrations, touch artifacts, operate antique machinery and more at the Western Heritage Center on the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, see how a founding family of Snohomish lived when you visit the Blackman House Museum in the city of Snohomish and visit an old train car at Heritage Park in Lynnwood.
For those interested in aviation, The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum and Historic Flight in Snohomish County show visitors the aviation technology of the past, while the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour showcases the present and future of aviation. The nearby Museum of Flight Restoration Center & Reserve Collection allows you to see planes in various stages of restoration before they move to Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
In addition to historical museums, Snohomish County is home to an award winning children’s museum, which offers kids the opportunity to learn, simply by spending a day full of fun! Hands-on art, history, culture and science are accessible for all.
To learn more about the native people from this part of the world, check out the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, featuring exhibits and programs that introduce the remarkable culture of the Tulalip people.
"A people without history is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern of timeless moments." -T. S. Eliot