Half price entry at 40 Seattle museums will enjoy visitors at the second annual Seattle Museum Month, February 1-29. The offers are valid for guests staying at one of 59 participating downtown Seattle hotels. Guests must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts; these discounts will be valid for all guests staying in the hotel room (not to exceed four people) during hotel stay dates.Seattle Museum Month, makes it easy and affordable for guests at 59 participating downtown Seattle hotels to enjoy the region’s rich cultural institutions.
Major Museums and most noteworthy 2016 exhibitions are included in the discount program. Specifically:
The U.S. premiere of Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture runs throughout February at the Bellevue Arts Museum and is included in the Seattle Museum Month program, as is the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the U.S., which is on display at Seattle’s EMP Museum.
At the center of Seattle Art Museum, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic opens February 11 and at the Seattle Aquarium, Octopus Week, February 14-22, beckons the whole family. The Wing Luke of the Asian Pacific American Experience is the only museum outside of Hong Kong to present an in-depth Bruce Lee exhibit. Do you Know Bruce? Breaking Barriers enters its second year and digs deeper into the global icon’s impact with the support of Linda and Shannon Lee.
Two internationally renowned glass art museums are included in Seattle Museum Month – Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma and the USS Turner Joy in Bremerton are also included in the program.
Other major museums returning to the program this year include the Museum of History & Industry, Museum of Flight, Woodland Park Zoo, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the Northwest African American Museum. Some new participating museums include the Living Computer Museum, Seattle Pinball Museum and Pacific Bonsai Museum.
A number of participating museums, including some with regularly free admission,will also offer films, lectures, tours and other special programming during Seattle Museum Month.
The full list of participating museums in Seattle Museum Month:
1. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art*
2. Bellevue Arts Museum
3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center*
4. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
5. Chihuly Garden and Glass
6. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center*
7. EMP Museum
8. Frye Art Museum*
9. Henry Art Gallery
10. Job Carr Cabin Museum*
11. Kids Discovery Museum
12. Kitsap History Museum
13. Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park*
14. LeMay – America’s Car Museum
15. LeMay Family Collection
16. Living Computer Museum
17. Milepost 31*
18. Museum of Flight
19. Museum of Glass
20. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
21. Naval Undersea Museum*
22. Nordic Heritage Museum
23. Northwest African American Museum
24. Northwest Railway Museum*
25. NW Seaport*
26. Olympic Sculpture Park*
27. Pacific Bonsai Museum*
28. Pacific Science Center
29. Puget Sound Navy Museum*
30. Seattle Aquarium
31. Seattle Art Museum
32. Seattle Asian Art Museum
33. Seattle Pinball Museum
34. Shoreline Historical Museum*
35. Steamer Virginia V*
36. The Center for Wooden Boats*
37. USS Turner Joy
38. Valentinetti Puppet Museum*
39. Washington State History Museum
40. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
41. Woodland Park Zoo
* = Free Admission
Seattle Museum Month is produced by Visit Seattle and funded by the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA), a dedicated marketing fund assessed from guests at the 59 downtown Seattle hotels.Visit Seattle (www.visitseattle.org.) is a private, nonprofit marketing organization, that has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years.
SOURCE Visit Seattle/PRNewswire
Photo: Howard Frisk Photography