Free and Reduced Museum Admissions

Families can visit area museums for free or reduced prices through several programs:

A few museums are always free! They include the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, the Frye Art Museum, Klondike Gold Rush Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park. See

Local libraries offer free-admission museum passes to library-card holders, with some limits. See Seattle Public Library: or King County Library System:

The First Thursday program by many area museums offers free admission on the first Thursday of each month, and some have additional days.  See

The nationwide “Museums for All” program offers individuals receiving food assistance reduced price admission ($3 or less) at 850 cultural institutions. In Seattle, these include Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Pop Culture, Museum of Flight, Museum of History and Industry, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the Center for Wooden Boats. See full details at