Every first Thursday of each month all year, Seattle (and the surrounding area) celebrates art and history by offering free admission! Who doesn’t like doing things for free? Here’s a list that you can check out this Thursday, July 7th or next month on Thursday, August 4th, or every month after that. The Museum of Glass in Tacoma (worth the drive) is free the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month. Otherwise, daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It’s located on the UW Seattle campus on 4331 Memorial Way NE. Now through February 2017, there is a “Wild Nearby” exhibit: Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and stories of one of the largest wildlands in the U.S.—the North Cascades.
Other current exhibits: Drawn Together, Washington’s First Dinosaur, Pacific Voices, Life and Times of Washington State, Why Study Evolution?, and Treasures of Burke
Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozen of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library, the Museum and its people bring mankind’s incredible history of flight to life.
Current exhibits: The Boeing Centennial Exhibit celebrating 100 years of Boeing, Above and Beyond, World War II Fighters, World War I Fights, The Tower at Boeing Field, and many more!
Wing Luke Asian Museum
The museum is designed to connect everyone to the rich history, dynamic cultures and art of the Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences. Open first Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, otherwise Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located in International District on 719 South King Street.
Current exhibits: Bruce Lee exhibit, Everything has been material for scissors to shape, Khmer American, Tatau/Tattoo, Seeds of Change, Roots of Power.
Henry Art Gallery
The Henry is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Open Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, otherwise Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located on the UW Seattle campus.
Current exhibits: Gift City, Light Reign, Paul McCarthy White Snow Wood Sculptures, and Claire Cowie: Panorama Drawing.
Seattle Art Museum
Current exhibits: Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb, African Renaissances, Go Tell It: Civil Rights Photography, Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World, and Victoria Haven: Blue Sun.
Open on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Located in downtown Seattle, a few blocks south of Pike Place Market.
Summer at SAM kickoff is this Thursday, July 7th at Olympic Sculpture Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Museum of Glass
The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions.
Open the third Thursday of each month for free admission from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Museum of History and Industry
Northwest African American Museum
Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center
Did you know? Free ALWAYS:
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center