Here Are A Bunch of Museums That Are Free On First Thursday

Stuff your brain with culture around greater Seattle

April 5, 2018
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by Gregr

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The first Thursday of every month, a bunch of Seattle area museums waive their admission fees so you can fill that big brain full of culture.

Some spots like the Seattle Art Museum could easily take a handful of trips to see all the stuff without getting overwhelmed! Make sure you check online for these joints to ensure that you don't need advanced tickets or that the policy hasn't changed over time!

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
First Thursday of the month - free

Bellevue Arts Museum 
Curveball - First Friday of the month is free - I like the alliteration, too.

Center for Wooden Boats
Always free. It's also right next to MOHAI if you're feeling extra museum-y

Center on Contemporary Art
Always free

Flying Heritage Collection - Paine Field
First Thursday of every month - free

Frye Art Museum
Always free!

Klondike Gold Rush Museum
Always free

Living Computer Museum 
First Thursday of every month from 5-8pm - free

Museum of Flight
First Thursday of every month from 5-9pm - free

Museum of Glass 
First Thursday of every month from 5-8pm - free
Sunday for college students with ID

Museum of History and Industry
First Thursday of every month - free

Nordic Heritage Museum 
First Thursday of every month - free

Northwest African American Museum 
First Thursday of every month - free

Northwest Railway Museum 
Always free

Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center 
First Thursday of every month - free

Olympic Sculpture Park
Always free

Seattle Art Museum
First Thursday of every month:
SAM Collection & Installations - free
Special Exhibitions - Half-price

Seattle Asian Art Museum
(TEMP CLOSED FOR RENOVATION)
First Thursday and Saturday - free
Second Thursday 5-9 pm of every month - free

UW's Henry Art Gallery
First Thursday of every month - free
Students - Always free

Volunteer Park Conservatory
First Thursday of every month - free
First Saturday of every month - free

Wing Luke Asian Museum 
First Thursday of every month - free
Third Saturday of every month - free

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