Educational Tours

Pike Place Market Educational Tours

Educational Tours


2019-2020 School Year Tours - Sept. 30 through June 11:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

10:00 am - Noon

Our goal this school year is to include more schools with a 40%+ Free/Reduced-Cost Lunch enrollment into our free education program. Some dates will be limited and/or held specifically for schools that qualify.


How to request an Educational Tour for your class?

  • A teacher may request only his/her tour date for their class.
  • One request per class will be accepted. One class per tour (or two classes with no more than 36 students total)
  • Please complete the below application and tell us how our educational tour fits into your classroom curriculm.  
     

How to select and request a date within the application?

Each available date is listed with "3 Remaining" next to the date.  If there was a request entered for that date, the number will change to "2 or 1 remaining". If there is "0 remaining", this date has been requested 3 times. 
 

What happens after my application is submitted?

All applications are reviewed before the tour date is confirmed.  Please allow 2-3 business days for review. An email will be sent to educator's email in the application once a date is confirmed. 

 

Don't forget to check out our New Educators Resource page for a list of activities and lessons to incorporate into your classroom lesson plan before and/or after your Educational Tour.   

 


TOUR OPTIONS


HISTORY & COMMUNITY TOUR - Grades Two and Three

Discover what makes Pike Place Market the heart and soul of Seattle. Students will learn how the Market is much more than meets the eyes (and taste buds). It is a thriving and vibrant retail and residential community that is one of Seattle’s best-preserved historic neighborhoods. Experienced tour guides will discuss the history and various elements that make the Market a community.

Includes: 

  • 90-minute guided walking tour
  • Samples, including mini-donuts
  • Meeting merchants, buskers, farmers, craftspeople
  • Seeing behind-the-scenes operations that make the Market work

When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 30 through June 11

Tour Time: 10 a.m.

Important Information: 

  • We require one chaperone for every five students
  • Use of educator resources before the tour will help maximize enjoyment of the Market
  • Please share in advance of the tour if you have students that have any special requirements or needs
  • Explain learning goals and behavior expectations to students and chaperones

 

*A request is not considered confirmed until the teacher receives written confirmation.


HISTORY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TOUR - Grades Four and Five

What makes the Pike Place Market different from other shopping venues? It’s a business “incubator” where people, many who came from other countries with limited resources, can live their dream of opening their own business. Experienced tour guides will discuss the history of the Market as a place of business as well as how it looks to the future while preserving the look and traditions.

Includes: 

  • 90-minute guided walking tour
  • Samples, including mini-donuts
  • Learning about the "Meet the Producer" tradition through meeting merchants, farmers, craftspeople
  • Seeing how the Market management supports small, "mom-and-pop" businesses

When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 30 through June 11

Tour Time: 10 a.m.

Important Information: 

  • We require one chaperone for every five students
  • Use of educator resources before the tour will help maximize enjoyment of the Market
  • Please share in advance of the tour if you have students that have any special requirements or needs
  • Explain learning goals and behavior expectations to students and chaperones

 

*A request is not considered confirmed until the teacher receives written confirmation.


Questions?

Contact us at Marketing@PikePlaceMarket.org.