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Museum List for King County | Macgeoffster's Blog

Museum List for King County

I started a certificate program in Museum Studies! I wanted to find a list of local museums to visit, but couldn't find a good one online, so I made one. Here it is. I'll gladly update it with more information as I find it. (Information as of 10/14/2018).


Museums (King County)


Museum Discount Programs


    • Space Needle
    • Seattle Aquarium
    • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
    • MoPOP OR Woodland Park Zoo
    • Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center

Comments on Museum Web Sites

In viewing all these websites, one comment for would-be webmasters.

People should not have to hunt around for basic information!

PLAN A VISIT should be prominent and should include: HOURS, PRICING, DIRECTIONS, WHAT'S ON DISPLAY/EXHIBITS.

Art



Bellevue Arts Museum2, https://www.bellevuearts.org;
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: 11 - 5
Th: 11 - 5
F: 11 - 5 (Free first Friday, 11 - 8)
Sa: 11 - 5
Su: 11 - 5

Foster/White Gallery, http://www.fosterwhite.com;
M: Closed
T: 10 - 6
W: 10 - 6
Th: 10 - 6
F: 10 - 6
Sa: 10 - 6
Su: Closed

Frye Art Museum (Seattle)3, http://www.fryemuseum.org; Free
M: Closed
T: 11 - 5
W: 11 - 5
Th: 11 - 7
F: 11 - 5
Sa: 11 - 5
Su: 11 - 5

Henry Art Gallery UW (Seattle)
3, https://henryart.org; $10
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: 11 - 4
Th: 11 - 9
F: 11 - 4
Sa: 11 - 4
Su: 11 - 4

Seattle Art Museum2, http://seattleartmuseum.org; $20
[Olympic Sculpture Park & Seattle Asian Art Museum]
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 9
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Children’s Museums



KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Bellevue)2, https://www.kidsquestmuseum.org; $12.50
M: Closed
T: 9 - 5
W: 9 - 5
Th: 9 - 5 (Members only 5 - 8)
F: 9 - 8
Sa: 9 - 5
Su: 12 - 5

Seattle Children’s Museum, https://thechildrensmuseum.org; $11.50
M: Closed
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Cultural



Camlam Medieval Village (Carnation); http://www.camlann.org/directions.htm; Various
Seasonal Festivals

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center (Seattle); http://www.unitedindians.org;
M: 9 - 5
T: 9 - 5
W: 9 - 5
Th: 9 - 5
F: 9 - 5
Sa: Closed
Su: Closed

Museum of Popular Culture [MoPOP] (Seattle)1, 2, https://www.mopop.org; $26 online, $28 walk-up
M: 10 - 5
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 8
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Nordic Museum (Seattle)3, http://nordicmuseum.org; $15
M: Closed
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 8
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Tillicum Village Cruise (Blake Island), https://www.argosycruises.com/argosy-cruises/tillicum-excursion/; Various
Summer Only

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle)3, http://www.wingluke.org; $17
M: Closed
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 8
F: 10 - 5 (First Thursday 10 - 8)
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Gardens



Bellevue Botanical Garden, https://bellevuebotanical.org; Free
Daily, dawn to dusk

Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle), https://www.chihulygardenandglass.com; $26, ($22 for King County residents)
M: 10 - 6
T: 10 - 6
W: 10 - 6
Th: 10 - 6
F: 10 - 7
Sa: 10 - 7
Su: 10 - 6

Seattle Japanese Garden, https://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org; $8
(winter hours/summer hours) Closed December 1 - February 28
M: 12 - 5/7
T: 10 - 5/7
W: 10 - 5/7
Th: 10 - 5/7
F: 10 - 5/7
Sa: 10 - 5/7
Su: 10 - 5/7

History Museums



Bothell Historical Museum, bothellhistoricalmuseum.org; free
Su: 1 - 4

Burke Museum [Natural History and Native American] (Seattle)3, https://www.burkemuseum.org; $10
M: 10 - 5
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5 (First Thursday, 10 - 8)
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Holocaust Center for Humanity (Seattle)3, https://holocaustcenterseattle.org; $10 donation
Reservations Required, Closed 10/22/2018 - 1/5/2019 for renovations
W: 10 - 4
Su: 10 - 4

Issaquah History Museums, https://www.issaquahhistory.org;
Gilman Town Hall, Th, F, Sa; 11 -3
Issaquah Depot Museum, Fri, Sa, Su; 11 - 3
Issaquah Valley Trolley, seasonal

Klondike Gold Rush NHP (Seattle), https://www.nps.gov/klse/
(Summer, 9 - 5)
M: 10 - 5
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Last Resort Fire Department Museum (Seattle), http://lastresortfd.org/; free
Th: 11 - 3 (currently closed due to construction in front of the building)

Log House Museum (Seattle), https://www.loghousemuseum.org; free, suggested donation
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: Closed
Th: 12 - 4
F: 12 - 4
Sa: 12 - 4
Su: 12 - 4

Northwest African American Museum (Seattle)2,3, http://www.naamnw.org; $7
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: 11 - 5
Th: 11 - 7 (Free first Thursday)
F: 11 - 5
Sa: 11 - 5
Su: 11 - 5

Renton History Museum, https://www.rentonwa.gov/city_hall/community_services/museum; $5
M: Closed
T: 10 - 4
W: 10 - 4
Th: 10 - 4
F: 10 - 4
Sa: 10 - 4
Su: Closed

Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, http://seametropolicemuseum.org
Closed

Shoreline Historical Museum, http://shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org; ??
M: Closed
T: 10 - 4
W: 10 - 4
Th: 10 - 4
F: 10 - 4
Sa: 10 - 4
Su: Closed

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum,
http://www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org;



W: Closed
Th: Closed
F: Closed
Sa: Closed
Su: Closed

April - OctoberNovember - March
M: 1 - 5
T: 1 - 5
W: Closed
Th: Closed
F: Closed
Sa: 1 - 5
Su: 1 - 5
M: 1 - 5
T: 1 - 5

White River Valley Museum (Auburn), http://wrvmuseum.org; $5
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: 12 - 4
Th: 12 - 4 (First Thursday 6 - 8 PM)
F: 12 - 4
Sa: 12 - 4
Su: 12 - 4

Military



Coast Guard Museum Northwest, http://www.rexmwess.com/cgpatchs/cogardmuseum.html; Free
M: 9 - 3
T: Closed
W: 9 - 3
Th: Closed
F: 9 - 3
Sa: Closed
Su: Closed

Philanthropic



Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center (Seattle), https://discovergates.org; free
M: Closed
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: Closed

Technology and Industry



Center for Wooden Boats (Seattle), https://cwb.org;
M: Closed
T: 10 - 6
W: 10 - 6
Th: 10 - 6
F: 10 - 6
Sa: 10 - 6
Su: 10 - 6

Connections Museum [Telecommunications](Seattle), http://www.telcomhistory.org/connections-museum-seattle/; $5 donation
Su: 10 - 3

Georgetown Steam Plant (Seattle), http://georgetownsteamplant.org; Free
Open house - second Saturday of every month
Sa: 10 - 2, tours at 11 AM and 1 PM

Living Computers Museum (Seattle), https://livingcomputers.org; $16
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5 (First Thursday 10 - 8, free from 5 - 8 PM)
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Microsoft Visitor Center (Redmond),
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/visitorcenter/; free
M: 10 - 7
T: 9 - 7
W: 9 - 11, 4 - 7
Th: 9 - 7
F: 9 - 7
Sa: Closed
Su: Closed

Museum of Flight (Seattle)2, https://www.museumofflight.org/; $22 online
M: 10 - 5
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5 (First Thursday, 5 - 9 PM, Free (not sure if both east and west are free))
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Museum of History and Industry [MOHAI] (Seattle)3, https://mohai.org; $20
M: 10 - 5
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5 (July & August, 10 - 8; First Thursday, 10 - 8)
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Northwest Railway Museum (Snoqualmie), https://www.trainmuseum.org; No admission to visit Snoqualmie Depot
M: 10 - 5
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 5
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 5
Su: 10 - 5

Pacific Science Center (Seattle)1, https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org; $?? Have to buy membership?
M: 10 - 5
T: 10 - 5
W: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 8
F: 10 - 5
Sa: 10 - 6
Su: 10 - 6

Wildlife



Cougar Mountain Zoo (Issaquah), http://cougarmountainzoo.org; $14.50
M: Closed
T: Closed
W: 9:30 - 5
Th: 9:30 - 5
F: 9:30 - 5
Sa: 9:30 - 5
Su: 9:30 - 5

Seattle Aquarium1,2, https://www.seattleaquarium.org; $30
M: 9:30 - 5
T: 9:30 - 5
W: 9:30 - 5
Th: 9:30 - 5
F: 9:30 - 5
Sa: 9:30 - 5
Su: 9:30 - 5

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)1, https://www.zoo.org; $15
(winter hours/summer hours)
M: 9:30 - 4/6
T: 9:30 - 4/6
W: 9:30 - 4/6
Th: 9:30 - 4/6
F: 9:30 - 4/6
Sa: 9:30 - 4/6
Su: 9:30 - 4/6

End of List.