Scandinavian Cultural Center

Scandinavian Cultural Center


The Scandinavian Cultural Center celebrates the history and culture of Scandinavia with special events, exhibitions, and programs.

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!

Public Hours

Admission is Free

Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Year Round
Tuesday, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM September-May
Wednesday, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM September-May
Upcoming Exhibition!
Norwegian Modern Art Exhibition Flag 3The Scandinavian Cultural Center is excited to be hosting the U.S. premier of "1814-2014, Red White and Blue: Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration." This exhibition, featuring over 30 modern art works specially commissioned for the 200 year anniversary of Norway's constitution, will be on display August 24th until September 28th.

Mission Statement

In partnership with PLU, and in accordance with its educational mission, the purpose of the Scandinavian Cultural Center shall be to bring together individuals and organizations of the Pacific Northwest to support the University's Scandinavian Studies Program and Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection; to promote development and understanding of Nordic immigrant and Scandinavian-American experiences, cultures, and heritage; and to promote ties with, and awareness and understanding of, contemporary Nordic cultures and societies. 
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