Fun on the Cheap: Museum Passes From the Library; Discounted Tix to Wild Waves

childrens_museumTwo pieces of “summer fun on the cheap” news crossed my desk, er, email inbox, this week that I thought families would want to know about.

1. The Seattle Public Library is partnering with nine local museums to offer free museum admission to library cardholders. Library patrons can check out free museum passes as they would a book, and are even able to reserve a pass online to an individual museum once every 30 days. You can use one pass per week.

Participating museums include: The Burke Museum, The Center for Wooden Boats, The Children’s Museum, Experience Music Project (EMP), Henry Art Gallery, The Log House Museum, Nordic Heritage Museum, Northwest African American Museum, and Wing Luke Museum. To find out more (and start reserving!), visit

Want more free museums? Pierce County already has a “Museum Pass” program for Washington State History Museum, The Museum of Glass and Tacoma Art Museum; and see our list of “Museum Free Days” for which days to head where for free admission.

wild-waves-22. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Teen Programs are selling deeply discounted tickets for Wild Waves Theme Park in Federal Way.

You can buy tickets at select community centers for $29, or $14.79 off the gate price, through September 9, and they’re good for any Wild Waves operating day until September 9. Get all the details on Seattle Parks Parkways blog.

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