From September 5th through December 5th participating museums in Seattle will be offering free admission on the first Thursday of the month! This is your opportunity to check out some of the many intriguing and captivating museums our area has to offer, without paying admission. Get updates and view the complete list here.
Visit these museums for Free First Thursdays:
After its re-open in October the Burke Museum will be offering free admission on the first Thursday of every month. Visitors can experience a collection of over 16 million objects that create the story of the history and evolution of the Northwest.
University of Washington, 15th Ave. and NE 41st, Seattle
Henry Art Gallery is free every Sunday and the first Thursday of every month. Current exhibitions include, Carrie Yamaoka: recto/verso and In Plain Sight and These Are Their Stories by Samantha Scherer.
2245 First Avenue South, Seattle
9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle Your imagination will take flight at the Museum of Flight, free the first Thursday of every month from 5-9pm. Current exhibitions include This Way Up, Vietnam Divided: War Above Southeast Asia and Apollo 17 Mission Models.
860 Terry Ave. N, Seattle
Take a deep dive into our region’s history for free the first Thursday of each month at MOHAI. Current exhibitions include True Northwest: The Seattle Journey, Seattle Style: Fashion/Function and Maritime Seattle.
2655 NW Market St., Seattle
Learn more about the fascinating nordic culture for free the first Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Current exhibits include Nordic Journeys and On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK- The National Gallery of Denmark.
2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle
Celebrate black history, art and culture at NAAM free the first Thursday of every month. Current exhibitions include Legacies of Love in Leadership: Community Educators and Activists and Two Seattle Icons: Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey.
Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N.
Celebrate the sea with complimentary admission at the Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center the first Thursday of every month.
1300 First Ave., Seattle
Stroll through the SAM for free the first Thursday of every month for all ages, and the first Friday for ages 62 and over. Current exhibitions include Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, Claire Partington: Taking Tea and Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum.