The Scandinavian Cultural Center is dedicated to increasing and sharing knowledge of Scandinavian history and culture with the wider community of the Tacoma and South Puget Sound area. We actively engage with the history and culture of Scandinavia through special events, exhibitions, and programs, in partnership with the many Scandinavian heritage organizations in the area, PLU faculty, and students.

The Center is located at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington, in recognition of the University’s Nordic heritage.

The Center is open to the public three days a week with a few exceptions. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

We also welcome new members as a great way to stay up to date with our events and to become involved in our programming.


Hypernative: Reconstructed Identities opens on Friday, October 23rd and will be on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is based on a research project into Scandinavian-American culture by two Norwegian artists, and features video and photographs.

Study Away

Each year, the SCC provides funding for PLU students to study away in Scandinavia.


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