Your Guide to Seattle Museum Reopenings

The Seattle Art Museum, the Burke, and More Places Allowing Limited-Capacity Visits
September 15, 2020
The Museum of Pop Culture reopens Friday, September 18. Mask up! (MoPOP via Facebook)

In line with Governor Inslee's Phase 2 allowances, museums across town have been opening their doors since August, paying heed to social distancing restrictions. That's right—real buildings housing real objects are welcoming real people again, so long as you're wearing a mask and keeping a distance from others. Below, we've rounded up everything you need to know about the places currently open, like the Seattle Art Museum, places planning to open soon, like the Burke Museum, and places continuing to offer virtual content, like the Frye Art Museum


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Open daily 10 am-5 pm

Burke Museum
Timed tickets required; open Tues–Sun, 10 am–5 pm

Museum of Flight
Timed tickets required; now open Thurs-Mon, 10 am–5 pm

Museum of Pop Culture
Timed tickets required; open Fri-Sun, 10 am–6 pm

National Nordic Museum
Timed tickets required; open Wed–Sun, 10 am–5 pm

Seattle Art Museum
Timed tickets required; downtown location open Fri–Sun 10 am–5 pm; Olympic Sculpture Park outdoor spaces also open


Bellevue Arts Museum
Member days Sept 26-27; open to the general public on Fri Oct 2

LeMay - America's Car Museum
Opening Fri Sept 25

Museum of Glass
Opening Fri Sept 25

Tacoma Art Museum
Opening Fri Oct 9

Foss Waterway Seaport
Opening Fri Oct 16


Frye Art Museum*

Henry Art Gallery

Museum of History & Industry

Northwest African American Museum

Pacific Science Center

Washington State History Museum*

* = Plan to open later this fall, no date announced yet