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Seattle Art Museum


Seattle, WA

Seattle Art Museum
DESCRIPTION: Showcase museum of the Pacific Northwest, the SAM as its lovingly called, tries to be many things to many cultures, yet succeeds in ways that few museums can; recently expanded, only the SAM combines galleries representing fine art from all corners of the globe in a modern, airy setting that lets you feel comfortable whether visting for 1 hour or 3; the large "Art of Africa" collection on the 3rd floor; collection includes masks, sculptures, textiles jewelry, video pottery, and photos representing different parts of Africa; items from Nigeria, Liberia, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Zaire are most prominent; a special eye-candy treat is to see the museum at when its light from the inside

ADMISSION: $15 Adult, $12 Age 62+, Military, Students, Ages 13–17 $9; Free for ages 12 and under

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed & Sat-Sun 10a-5p, Thu & Fri 10a-9p

ADDRESS: 1300 First Avenue  MAP

PARKING: Russell Investment Center Garage entrance is below the SAM building on Union Street between First and Second Avenues.

PHONE: 206-654-3100


Northwest African American Museum
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 2008 in a restored school building, the museum invites you to explore what it means to be African American in the Pacific Northwest; The Journey Gallery is a permanent exhibition that takes visitors on a fascinating journey through space and time, introducing the history, culture, and art of the region’s African American community using a mix of photos, artifacts, interactive exhibits and compelling narratives to tell the multifaceted history of our region and how our communities helped shape it; The Northwest Gallery is temporary exhibition space that explores three
overlapping thematic areas: history, art and culture themes geared to the experiences of people of African descent with contemporary art and cultural icons explored; PACCAR Gallery provides a temporary exhibition space to feature our region’s local visual artists at in intimate venue for subject matter that resonates within the community

ADMISSION: small fee, children enter FREE

DAYS & HOURS: Wed, Fri 11a-4:30p; Thu 11a-7p; Sat 11a-4p; Sun 12p-4p

ADDRESS: 2300 South Massachusetts Street  MAP

PARKING: on street

PHONE: 206-518-6000



Seattle Asian Art Museum
DESCRIPTION: Part of the Seattle Art Museum and the main display venue for Asian art in the Pacific Northwest; see Five Masterpieces of Asian Art: The Story of their Conservation and so much more

ADMISSION: $7 Adult, $5 Student with ID, Ages 62+ and 13–17, Free for Age 12 and under; Free to everyone on the first Thursday of each month

DAYS & HOURS: Wed & Fri-Sun 10a–5p, 
Thu 10a–9p

ADDRESS: 1400 East Prospect Street in Volunteer Park  MAP

PARKING: Free in Volunteer Park

PHONE: 206-654-3100


Museum of Flight
DESCRIPTION: From the Wright brothers to outer space, the wonder of flight comes alive at one of the world’s largest air and space museums – not surprising the large presence of Boeing in the region; features 85 historic aircraft on display, interactive exhibits and activities for the whole family; includes a retired British Airways Concorde jetliner and 28 rare and restored World War I and II fighter aircraft

ADMISSION: Age 18-64 $15, Age 65+ $13, Military $11, Age 5-17 $8, Age 4 and under enter Free

DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p, first Thursday of the month till 9p

ADDRESS: 9404 East Marginal Way South at Boeing Field  MAP

PARKING: Free adjacent to the Museum and Airpark

PHONE: 206-764-5720


Henry Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Located in a striking glass and textured steel building on the west side of the campus, the Henry is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier contemporary art museums; showcases exhibitions and programs about contemporary and sometimes controversial culture, politics, aesthetics and the traditions of visual art and design of the last two centuries

ADMISSION: $10 Adult, $6 Age 62+, Free high school students; suggested donation

DAYS & HOURS: 11a-5p Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun; 11a-8p Thu

ADDRESS:  15th Avenue NE at NE 41st Street, University of Washington  MAP

PARKING: underground Visitor’s Parking Garage, entrance just north of the museum

PHONE: 206-543-2280


Museum of History & Industry
DESCRIPTION: An offshoot of the older Seattle Historical Society, the museum opened in 1952, MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing and teaching the diverse cultural, social and economic history of Seattle, Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest via engaging exhibits and programs; an example is “Essential Seattle” a core exhibit of a city revealed, the future imagined

ADMISSION: Ages 18-61 $8, Ages 62+, Student and Military with current ID $7,
Ages 5-17 $6, Ages 4 & under Free
, First Thursdays of the month are Free

DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p, First Thursdays 10a-8p

ADDRESS: 2700 24th Ave East, McCurdy Park  MAP

PARKING: Free on premises

PHONE: 206-324-1126


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