Sure we Seattleites are known to be outdoorsy types but sometimes a day inside is just what is called for. So when the great indoors is calling you-- visit this collection of fantastic museums.
SAM hosts an expansive permanent collection and blockbuster exhibits. I favor contemporary art but the African and porcelain galleries are decidely worth a visit.
Innovative public programs, rotating contemporary art exhibits, monthly meditation in the James Turrell Skyspace and free first Thursdays make HAG a Seattle treasure.
Come visit the dinosaurs on the first Thursday of the month and admission is free. Great public programs and a monthly trivia night are pluses.
Packed with 100's of pieces of music related memorabilia and hands on exhibits it's a fine place to drop by on Free First Thursday.
Though it's not part of the Free First Thursday program, the beauty of the House of Butterflies makes a membership a good idea. And remember use of the whisper dishes is always free!
Sited in an historic building perched on a hill in the south end NAAM has fascinating exhibits that feature history, art & culture. Don't miss the tremendous genealogy library, the well stocked shop or the tasty cafe.
Community programs for all ages, private event spaces and free admission each first and second Thursday of the month are bonuses.
Public programs for all ages including tours, films, lectures and diy workshops compliment interesting rotating exhibits on topics like Asian Pacific fashion and hip hop.
Free for all every day (except Mondays and holidays.) Interesting exhibitions of local and international artists across mediums are complimented by educational activities for all ages. Don't miss the moss ball, the conversation chairs or the newly transformed shop.
Free first Friday. Exhibits focus on craft and design. Classes for kids and adults. Don't miss the sliver of a roof deck!
Most museums aspire to be interactive. SPM gives you a chance to be all hands-on all the time with machines dating as far back as the Beatle's era. Don't miss the for display only machine dating back to 1932.
The new Mohai has interactive exhibits to engage young,curious museumgoers. Visit on the first Thursday of each month and admission is free.
Do not miss this beautifully and efficiently designed, but nonetheless delightful for it, tribute to giant shoes. Take coins!