We believe everyone should have access to maritime heritage.


CastOFF! Sunday Public Sail

A Seattle tradition for more than 25 years! Our volunteer skippers and crew take passengers out on Lake Union for unforgettable voyages. Sprit boats, steamboats, electric boats, schooners, ketches, yawls, and yachts: come every Sunday to sail them all, year-round, rain or shine for free.

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A boy and girl Building Toy Wooden Boats

First Thursday Toy Boat Building

Every first Thursday of the month, come and build your very own toy boat! Great for kids and adults of all ages.

South Lake Union (SEATTLE)
First Thursdays

Saturday Toy Boat Building at Cama Beach

Cama Beach (Camano Island)
Every Saturday
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3rd Friday Speaker Series

The Center for Wooden Boats 3rd Friday Speaker Series is a monthly event where a speaker of wit and experience joins CWB to share their special knowledge. It is also an opportunity for CWB members to mingle with other attendees and the staff. The talks take place in the new Wagner Education Center from 7-9pm, and just like museum admission, the program is always free.

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Pond Boat Rental

Saturday, Sunday and First Thursday of the month 11am – 2pm*
$5 Suggested Donation

*June 3rd – September 30th, 2018

Lake Union Park features a two foot deep, 100 foot wide model boat pond. This pond is one of only a handful in the country, and is open to the public year-round. All types of boats are welcome in the pond, with the exception of gas-powered hydroplanes. Bring your own model boat or borrow one of ours! CWB is proud to help bring the park to life.

Arthur Foss Tugboat

Tugboat Story Time

Join Sue Kimpton aboard the historic Arthur Foss Tug and be enchanted by her irrepressible wit and storytelling charm. Let your imagination soar and your inner child take flight – you and your child will both enjoy a romp down “Story Time Lane” that is a must see! Please visit her website at www.happytales.me for a preview of the fun.

Tugboat Storytime takes place aboard the historic Tugboat Arthur Foss, managed by Northwest Seaport. The vessel is located on the Historic Ships Wharf, just West of CWB’s floating Boathouse and North of MOHAI.

Panoramic view of CWB

Explore Our Campus

It’s always free to walk our docks, explore our new Wagner Education Center, and view our exhibits.

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