All Museums with In-Person Visits near Seattle

Frye Art Museum

For decades, the Frye, founded in the early 20th century by a Seattle meat-packing family, was a sleepy place full of gilt frames and orthopedic shoes. In rece…
704 Terry Ave
First Hill
206-622-9250

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle's largest art museum was founded in the 1930s by a collector of Asian art. Today most of the Asian collection is housed at the Asian Art Museum in Volu…
1300 First Ave
Pike Pine Retail Core
206-625-8900

Museum of Museums

A museum opening in 2020 and focusing on local contemporary art.
900 Boylston Ave
First Hill

Seattle Selfie Museum

"Seattle Selfie Museum is way different than the other fun things to do in Seattle because it’s simple, fun, and a place built for the 21st century digital nom…
92 Union St
Pike Place Market
206-487-4500

Wing Luke Museum

The Wing Luke Museum was founded to honor the late significant Asian American leader in Seattle by the same name. Wing Luke spent his life serving the city of …
719 S King St
Seattle Chinatown-International District
206-623-5124

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

While the museum's roots and inspirations lie in rock 'n' roll, it has transitioned into a venue for showcasing and documenting contemporary pop culture—and, a…
325 Fifth Ave N
Lower Queen Anne
206-770-2700

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

The MOHAI is a must see for any Seattleite. The museum houses many stories, artifacts, and activities that help attendees connect with the region and its histo…
860 Terry Ave N
South Lake Union
206-324-1126

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibition hall on the campus of the Seattle Center. It was established in 2012 to display studio glass work created by Dale Chi…
305 Harrison St, Seattle Center
Lower Queen Anne
206-753-4940

Henry Art Gallery

Here, though this is the oldest public art museum in the state (founded in 1927), you can expect to see new art, or at least art made since around 1960. There …
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Northeast Seattle
206-543-2280

Burke Museum

The Burke Museum, in its current form, serves as the University of Washington's museum of natural history and anthropology. In its earliest form, the museum se…
University of Washington, 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St
Northeast Seattle
206-616-3962

National Nordic Museum

Since May 5, 2018, this impressive building has been the new home of the Nordic Heritage Museum, the only museum in America dedicated to the lives and cultures…
2655 NW Market St
Ballard

Bellevue Arts Museum

The Eastside's art museum was imagined, in the boom days of the '90s, as a cutting-edge contemporary art center located inside a designer building. Steven Holl…
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue
425-519-0770

Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight was founded in 1964 by a group of individuals that recognized the need for and importance of a museum that protected and displayed histori…
9404 E Marginal Way S
Tukwila
206-764-5700

Pacific Bonsai Museum

The Pacific Bonsai Museum serves as the home to many bonsai from Pacific Rim nations. Since its 1989 conception, the collection has grown to roughly one hundre…
2515 S 336th St
Federal Way
253-353-7345
5519 Five Mile Dr
West End
253-404-3970

Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass showcases some of the best art from glass artists around the world. They host a variety of collections that focus on modern glass art, visi…
1801 Dock St
Tacoma
253-284-4750

Washington State History Museum

The Washington State History Museum approaches history in a dramatic way. Through interactive programs, performances, and storytelling, visitors get a peek int…
1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma
253-272-3500

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art was founded in 2006 when artists and community members joined together to fill a hole that the absence of a central art mus…
550 Winslow Way E
Winslow
206-842-4451
215 Ericksen Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island
206-842-2773
732 Duane St
Astoria
503-325-2203