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School & Family Programs

School & Family Programs

The National Nordic Museum provides dynamic programming and resources for school and family audiences in Seattle and beyond.

At the National Nordic Museum, we believe that meaningful museum learning can happen at any age. During our programs, families learn together about Nordic history and art in engaging and creative ways.


School Programs:

NNM’s school programs are designed to engage students of all ages, introducing them to the history and culture of the Nordic Region and of Nordic America. Explore topics like the Vikings, Folk Art, Nordic Architecture, Immigration, and More!

Virtual Classroom Programs

Explore Nordic history and culture with your students wherever you are through our Virtual Classroom Programs!

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Vikings & Norse mythology


This program introduces your students to the main characters in Norse Mythology. During the program, we’ll learn about the major Norse gods and goddesses and listen to a Norse myth together. Finally, we’ll explore the people who worshipped these gods--the Vikings. This program includes a closer look at Viking-age objects in the Museum’s collections. (One 45-minute class period, grades 1-4)


Nordic Immigration


This two-part program will introduce your students to Nordic Immigration and traditions of Nordic America. In the first session, students will learn what brought Nordic people to the U.S., what they brought with them, and where they chose to live once they arrived. The second session includes a close look at objects brought to the U.S. by Nordic immigrants and a discussion of the traditions in Nordic America today. (Two 45-minute class periods, grades 4-7)


Bring the National Nordic Museum to your classroom with our outreach trunks! Each trunk includes educational objects, lesson plans, and a teacher manual. If you would like to request a trunk, fill out this form.


Education Resources (lesson plans)

Explore all the National Nordic Museum-created curriculum materials, which align with National and Washington State Learning Standards and contain lesson plans and primary sources (documents, photos, maps, and more). Materials are available digitally and are free to download.

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Student Exhibitions

The National Nordic Museum teaches students in Seattle-area schools about our special exhibitions. The students create works of art in response to the themes and ideas explored in the exhibitions, and a virtual companion exhibition is created.

M(other) Tongues: Student Exhibition

Inspired by a virtual viewing of the National Nordic Museum's M(other) Tongues, students in the Fiber Arts at Seattle Academy used paint and textiles to create their own works. This exhibition of their work online was made possible with support from ArtsWA. Learn more about this exhibition here. 

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The Experimental Self: Student Exhibition

Norway’s most famous painter, Edvard Munch, also experimented with photography, creating revealing self-portraits that documented his life. In fall 2020, the National Nordic Museum partnered with four Seattle high schools in a virtual exhibition that asks students to respond to Munch’s work with their own photography. Learn more about this exhibition here.


Jane Anderson


School - Roosevelt High School

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Jane Anderson


School - Roosevelt High School

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Nadira Anderson


School - Nathan Hale High School

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Teacher Advisory Committee

The National Nordic Museum is forming a Teacher Advisory Committee to inform the development of the Museum’s educational resources and programs. The Committee will include both primary and secondary school educators from throughout Washington State. Find out more information about joining the TAC here.

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School Tours

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Our Nordic Journeys Immigration Program consists of two parts. Students will take part in a guided, cooperative game that explores the Nordic immigration experience, and will also go through our permanent exhibition, Nordic Journeys, with a thematic guide. Each section of the program takes approximately 45 minutes.


Self-guided tour


For more information on scheduling a self-guided group visit to the Museum, please contact our admissions staff. admissions@nordicmuseum.org


Activity guide


Groups are welcome to use our free activity guides to add to their visit to the Museum! You can download our children’s or family scavenger hunts to print at home. Copies will also be available at the Museum’s front desk.


Scouts program


The Museum offers an activity segment for Boy Scouts, approved by the Chief Seattle Council. Please contact Kate Dugdale kated@nordicmuseum.org for more information on scheduling a Boy Scout visit.

Family Programs

Monthly Programs

Nordic Stories

Our monthly Nordic Stories program is geared toward preschool aged children and their caregivers and features children’s stories from the Nordic countries paired with fun craft projects. Find more information on our events calendar!

Family Sundays

Our monthly on-site artmaking program encourages children and their caregivers to get creative! This free drop-in program features activities inspired by our exhibitions as well as a variety of art-making supplies and materials. This program will begin in January 2022, so stay tuned for more information!



Nov 06, 2021


Dec 02, 2021


Nordic Journeys Exploration Packs

Stay tuned for more information on our new Nordic Journeys Exploration Packs! 



Stay tuned for more information about our camps programs! 

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