Over 300 ancient artifacts on display.
For centuries the people of the Tulalip Tribes have relied on the region’s natural environment for food, clothing, commerce, culture and protection. With extensive landholdings in the Puget Sound area, the Tulalip people traveled the highways of the Salish Sea and Pacific Ocean to promote a thriving culture. Year-round activities included trading and socializing with hundreds of Tribes, and hunting and gathering an abundance of wildlife, seafood, cedar, and plant life.
The Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve serves to share the rich culture of the Tulalip people. Our mission is to revive, restore, protect, interpret, collect and enhance the history, traditional cultural values and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip Tribes who are the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie and Skykomish tribes and other tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliot.
We are dedicated to those who have gone home before us and those who have remained to keep the fires burning.
Interactive displays introduce you to the legacy of the Tulalip people by giving you a historic perspective of the bands that make up the Tulalip Tribes. Whether you choose a self- guided or group tour, you will have the opportunity to experience the journey of the Tulalip people. You will learn about our traditional territories, the importance of the cedar trees, our seven value stories, and seasonal lifeways. As you walk through the Canoe hall you will experience our homelands from the mountains to the Tulalip Bay while admiring historic canoes and archaeology from various sites throughout Snohomish County.
The Hibulb Cultural Center is a place of learning and a source of civic pride for the Tulalip people and our neighboring communities. We hope that our visitors will be fascinated by our exhibits and learn about our remarkable history and culture. For more information visit hibulbculturalcenter.org or call 360.716.2600