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- $10 for admission for two ($16 value)
- $18 for admission for four ($32 value)
- $25 for a one-year individual membership ($50 value)
- $39 for a one-year family membership ($75 value)
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Nordic Heritage Museum
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 and Events: At Craft School, artisans teach techniques such as woodcarving and photo preservation. During the annual Nordic Christmas celebration Yulefest, visitors shop while feasting on traditional Scandinavian fare before paying Santa a visit.