Currently under construction, SEAFOAM PALACE will be a museum that explores the nature of curiosity and wonder. As a modern 'Wunderkammer', the museum's exhibitions will encourage visitors to investigate their own sense of the marvelous while playing with the frontiers of art, science, history and adventure. What are the new realms from which we bring back our mysterious artifacts, what are the puzzles that enchant us? In addition to creative interpretations, the museum will offer workshops and programming to examine these ideas in media such as photography, audio and publishing.

Kickstarter Success!

We recently raised over $23,000 for a new roof in a Kickstarter campaign! Check out our video to take a peek inside our building and find out more about our museum.

Now that the new roof is installed, we're raising funds for lots of other needed improvements before we can open. Anything you would like to contribute would be incredibly helpful. Thanks!

From the Blog

Fossils and Cake

• by Julia Solis

Our recent fossil box workshop turned out really fun! The venue was packed with people making glass cases for favorite oddities they brought along. Those who came empty-handed explored our stock of plants, rocks, skulls, feathers, shells, ephemera, old toys and rusted artifacts to assemble something unexpected. One of our guests crafts his own intricate …

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Oddity and Fossil Boxes: Make your own curiosity displays

• by Tom

Join us on April 16th! Seafoam Palace presents a workshop for fossil hunters, botany lovers and collectors of rocks and trinkets. Whether found on your last expedition to Mazaghan or an archaeological dig in your own backyard, your souvenirs and prehistoric evidence can easily be displayed with supplies found around your house. In this two-hour …

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Slumbering Beauty

• by Julia Solis

When you buy a historic abandoned building, of course you want to know everything about it. We’re still finding out. No paperwork was left behind; the Burton Library has no entries on the F.M. Sibley Lumber Company and standing in line at the Coleman Young building is a gateway drug to afternoon drinking – so …

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Imaginary Futures

• by Julia Solis

Curious what the new year will bring? So are we. Here are some things we’ve been doing in the past few months: creating an online exhibition, developing workshops, meeting with architects and contractors, working with SWOT City, getting our legal and accounting shit together, preparing budgets and fundraising plans and looking for entrances to the …

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