Free and Discounted Admission to Nearby Museums

*Always check the appropriate website before you go to find more information about the museum, hours, discounts, location, etc.


Always Free:


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art – Bainbridge Island
Bug Museum – Bremerton
Center for Wooden Boats – South Lake Union
Center on Contemporary Art – Pioneer Square
Frye Art Museum – First Hill
NW Railway Museum – Snoqualmie
Olympic Sculpture Park – Waterfront
Pacific Bonsai Museum – Federal Way


Applicable Discounts:


Seattle Children’s Museum – Seattle Center
  • Donation Only Hour: The last hour of every weekday (4-5pm)
  • WA EBT or Food Stamps Card – Show your card at the box office and receive $1 per person daily admission for the card holder, your partner, and your dependent children
  • WA DSHS Services Cards: Show your Services Card to receive free daily admission for the individual who is named on the card


Pay What You Wish


Free Library Museum Passes
  • King County Library allows patrons to print free passes from its website. Passes are available for Bellevue Arts Museum, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, and Washington State History Museum. Search Classes & Programs using the keyword “museum” to find available museum passes and dates. Or visit the Free Seattle Museum Pass page on the Seattle Public Library website.
    • Bellevue Arts Museum
    • KidsQuest Children’s Museum
    • Log House Museum
    • MoPOP
    • SAM
    • Seattle Aquarium
    • WA State History Museum
    • Wing Luke Museum
    • More!
  • Pierce County Library offers free passes that patrons can check out – 1 pass per museum for 3 weeks. You can check out passes to 3 different museums.
    • Museum of Glass
    • Tacoma Art Museum
    • WA State History Museum


Free First Thursdays of Every Month


Third Thursdays of Every Month


Free first Fridays at Bellevue Arts Museum and Kitsap History Museum (Bremerton)


Free first Thursdays & Saturdays at Volunteer Park Conservatory – Capitol Hill


Free third Fridays from 5:30-9pm at Imagine Children’s Museum – Everett


Free first Wednesdays and Third Saturdays at Renton Historical Museum


Free first Thursdays and Sundays at White River Valley Museum – Auburn


Blue Star Museums (Free Admission for active duty, National Guard and Reserve Military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day)

  • Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (Bainbridge Island)
  • Kids Discovery Museum (Bainbridge Island)
  • KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Bellevue)
  • Kitsap History Museum (Bremerton)
  • Harbor History Museum (Gig Harbor)
  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Seattle)
  • Henry Art Gallery (Seattle)
  • Museum of Flight (Seattle)
  • Northwest African American Museum (Seattle)
  • Wing Luke Museum (Seattle)
  • Buffalo Soldiers Museum (Tacoma)
  • Foss Waterway Seaport (Tacoma)
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma)
  • Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma)
  • Washington State History Museum (Tacoma)

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