Museums in SeaTac

Museum Admission for 2 or 4 or a One-Year Single or Family Membership Nordic Heritage Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Nordic Heritage Museum

Ballard

The museum sheds light on the unsung heroes of the last century and beyond who came from Nordic countries and made their mark in the States

$16 $10

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Visits to the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount (Up to $ Off). Four Options Available.

LeMay Family Collection at Marymount

Parkland

Vintage cars from a collection of more than 1,900 vehicles in a campus built in the 1920s

$30 $15

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$1 Buys You a Coupon For a $5 Adult Admission Ticket to The Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum

Tacoma

For $1, receive a coupon for a $5 adult admission ticket to The Washington State History Museum

$1

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Historic Flight at Kilo 7 (Up to 51% Off)

Historic Flight at Kilo 7

HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION

Non-profit museum of fully restored, airworthy aircraft from 1927-1957 fill the airplane hangar

$24 $13

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Hands On Children's Museum (Up to 43% Off)

Hands On Children's Museum

Downtown

150 interactive exhibits in 9 themed areas teach kids about building, outdoor exploration, and art

$10.95 $7

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$6 for Two Adult Admissions to The Whale Museum; Valid Sunday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Whale Museum

Friday Harbor

Beneath whale skeletons & family trees of local pods, patrons revel in haunting whale songs & videos of orcas bursting through surf

$12 $6

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The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum celebrates the thrill and wonder of hydroplane racing, and its the only museum of its kind in the United States. Along with historical books, race programs, trophies, and photos from the last century, its collection of hydroplanes from the past 70 years tells the story of the watery sport. The staff has brought seven famous Gold Cup and Harmsworth winners back to their fully operational states, and will even take members out on the water in one of their historical vessels for a Ride of a Lifetime.

Offering a glimpse back in time, they boast than 200 hours of racing footage dating back to the 1940s and share stories of legendary drivers including Mira Slovak and "Wild" Bill Cantrell, who was famous for solving crimes with the help of his artificially intelligent hydroplane.

However, the museum isn't just about the past. A lineup of regular events invites folks to show off their powerboats and hot rods to fellow enthusiasts, and races bring the excitement of the sport to the present day as boats cut through the waves vying for titles.

5917 S 196th St
Kent,
WA
US

EMP Museum is a tribute to cultural icons as well as a breeding ground for the next generation of musicians and societal shapers. Here, attendees don?t just stand before exhibits that explore Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, but throw down their own musical chops in interactive exhibits such as Sound Lab, where they riff on an electric guitar, bang on drums, and tweak acoustics behind a mixing console. On Stage also gets guests to grip instruments, but under the hot lights of the stage, where they can pretend to entertain legions of fans or accompany their nephew?s birthday party.

The museum also curates rotating exhibits that celebrate modern cultural achievements. These have showcased the impact of Nirvana?s career alongside historic artifacts as diverse as Hendrix?s Stratocaster from Woodstock and Neo?s black futuristic coat from Matrix Reloaded. As home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the museum also spotlights luminaries such as Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg, who have shaped a generation?s imagination while warning people about the perils of suppressing ingenuity, ideas, and viewpoints.

All of the educational programming and special events unfold inside the architectural jewel that is the EMP Museum. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, the building?s 3,000 stainless-steel panels shimmer and seemingly swing through the air. This fluidity, which can alter its appearance depending on the time of day and light conditions, is about ?reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving,? as the museum?s website states.

325 5th Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden aren't just places with chilly winters and beautiful sea ports. They're the five Nordic countries, and since 1980, Nordic Heritage Museum has been the only museum in the U.S. to celebrate the contributions of immigrants from that area. Today the museum continues that tradition by sharing their rich history through carefully cultivated exhibits.?

  • Size: three floors of permanent exhibits displaying part of a 65,000-piece collection that includes artifacts, fine art, and music
  • Immigration Stories: Lifelike dioramas spin the tale of a Scandinavian family immigrating to the U.S. in the 19th century. The exhibit traces their path?from their entrance at Ellis Island through their travel west to Ballard?with scenes from a post office, a blacksmith shop, and a family home.
  • Common Bonds: Five third-floor galleries dedicated to the people from each Nordic country celebrate immigrant contributions achievements in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Past Exhibits: Danish Modern: Design for Living displayed mid-century modern era furniture designed by Danish artists, including Hans Wegner's famed Round Chair.
  • Special Programs: At Craft School, artisans teach techniques such as woodcarving and photo preservation.
3014 NW 67th St
Seattle,
WA
US

Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, known around town by its MOHAI acronym, recently relocated to a waterfront location in South Lake Union, and is now housed in the former Naval Reserve Armory building. It’s a smart change for the popular historical and educational spot, considering its new proximity to some of Seattle’s biggest businesses: outdoor retailer REI and Amazon.com. The museum’s permanent collection traces the city’s history, with nods to the city’s 1962 World’s Fair, the surprising 1999 WTO riots, and the birth and growth of aerospace giant Boeing. Temporary exhibits address topics as diverse as Seattle-specific artists, the history of gay culture citywide or the many engineering feats that have helped a region filled with bodies of water and steep slopes stay connected. The newly-opened Bezos Center for Innovation explores Seattle’s history of entrepreneurship and engages guests in interactive activities to elicit their inner CEO.

2700 24th Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

The Children's Museum, Seattle inspires curiosity and creativity in children between 10 months and 10 years with 22,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits that explore science, arts, and cultural education. The museum's collection of permanent exhibits boosts brainpower with feats of engineering, miniature global villages, an aquarium, and a theater, where kids can don costumes and reenact famous monologues from Sponge Bob. The museum heightens the joy of discovery with such activities as summer camps, birthday parties, partnership outreach, and after-hours events.

305 Harrison St
Seattle,
WA
US

Buy here for an hour of rowing on Lake Union and an annual individual membership to the CWB for $15 (up to a $60 value).

1010 Valley St
Seattle,
WA
US