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Contact us: For more info or to customize your tour, call 206.623.5124 ext 133 or email 

tours@wingluke.org.

Teachers and Administrators: Check out more of our resources and upcoming trainings here: Educational Resources. The Tours listed here can be adapted to blend with your classrooms. Call us to work out those details.

Standard Tours

Explore an ever changing neighborhood. One of Seattle's oldest historic neighborhoods, Chinatown-International District offers students a chance to understand the relationship between ethnic communities and their environments; the challenges of early immigrants to build and transform their environments. Tours follow several paths through Chinatown and Japantown and can focus on a number of topics.

Duration:  90-110 minutes
 Tour times:  Offered Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-1pm
 Recommended for:  Grades 6 and up

Immerse your students in history itself. Students engage in discussions of push-pull factors, relate the history of immigration to current events; and to step fully into the lives of laborers, merchants and families. Sometimes, it's just fun for students of all ages to simply walk through an older piece of our Pacific Northwest history. Includes exploration in an historic 1910 storefront.

Duration:  60-75 minutes
 Tour times:  Offered Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-3pm
 Recommended for:  All Ages
Our annual “Lunar New Year” Tours take students on a fun-filled exploration of the Museum or the neighborhood. With themes and activities tailored for each grade level, every Museum tour includes an interactive story, game, crafts and tour of the Museum. Bring your students and share in the new year traditions of Cambodian, Korean and Chinese Americans.


Lunar New Year neighborhood tours take students into Chinatown,to learn the history of Lunar New Year celebrations that extend back to the earliest Chinese settlers from the 1850s. Neighborhood tours can also include a meal for students, teachers and chaperons alike.

Combine the two for a real celebration!

Duration:  60-75 minutes
 Tour times:  Offered Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-3pm
 Recommended for:  K-3rd

Students today just don't know how many ways Bruce Lee's life, his experiences and his philosophy remains a vital part of personal empowerment and pop culture. He is a legend to many, and simply a father, husband, poet and teacher to others. He was a fighter against stereotypes and sought to transform the way society could accept a Chinese American. Students explore questions of identity, stereotypes, community, and the legacy of Bruce's philosophies while challenging themselves to think about their own inner strengths, empowerment and goals. 

Duration:  1 hour
 Tour times:  Offered Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-1pm
 Recommended for:  Grades 6 and up



Official tour of the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 

Students explore the Canton Alley apartment of Henry Lee. Visit Japantown and get a glimpse of the Panama Hotel as students delve into Keiko's neighborhood prior to her incarceration. This tour gives students a real life look at the locations present in Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.


Duration:  90-110 minutes
 Tour times:  Offered Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-3pm
 Recommended for:  Grades 4 and up


In 1936, Chiyo Murakami wrote in her diary. For us, she peels back the layers of time to interpret life in Nihonmachi (Japantown) before the Second World War. As one family experience the loss of their sister and daughter, students explore through character play and using object triggers, the very nature of family and community. More on Chiyo's Garden Here.

Duration:  1 hour
 Tour times:  Offered Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-3pm
 Recommended for:  Grades 4 and up

The Wing Luke Museum opens six new exhibits every year. Our education team takes students into one or more exhibitions on a given tour. Gallery tours can be added to neighborhood or historic immersion tours as well. Students experience history and current events through exhibits curated by community members; through contemporary arts from Asian and Pacific Islander Americans; and sensory activities in each gallery.

Duration:  1 hour
 Tour times:  Offered Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-3pm
 Recommended for:  All Ages

Cost: Prices are based on grade level and tour type - please inquire. All tours include an all-day pass to self-view our gallery exhibitions.

Free Historic Hotel Tour admission is available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Transportation: We also offer transportation assistance for K-12 schools through our Target Travel Grant program. To apply, download the application and mail to the Tour Manager. The Tour Manager will then be in touch with you about your excursion to The Wing.

Contact us: For more info or to customize your tour, call 206.623.5124 ext 133 or email tours@wingluke.org.

We encourage you to provide 2-3 weeks advanced notice for better scheduling options. Please review our school tour museum policies with your students before visiting The Wing. 


Classroom Resources and School Partnerships 

Wing Luke Museum offers classroom resources by subscription and year-long partnerships. We can customize your school tour themes and content to complement your classroom instruction. (All tours and curriculum meet Common Core Standards and Washington State EALRs, and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Social Studies-History) 

Contact rgupta@wingluke.org for more information.



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