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Free First Thursday at Participating Museums

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Editor's NoteOn holidays, please call your museum of choice before heading out!

The following museums offer free admission the first Thursday of each month, or some, every day. Times vary per location. This list had been updated as of March 2022.

Burke Museum
Free - first Thursday of every month. 

Center for Wooden Boats 
Free - always.

Center on Contemporary Art 
Free - always.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center 
Free - always.

Frye Art Museum 
Free - always.

Henry Art Gallery 
Free - every Sunday, first Thursday of every month, always students and children.

Klondike Gold Rush Museum 
Free - always.

Living Computers: Museum + Labs 
Free - first Thursday of every month 5-8pm, EBT card holders $1. Please note: the Living Computers Museum + Labs is currently closed. Check back for more updates!

Loghouse Museum 
Pay What You Wish - always. Please note: the Loghouse Museum is currently closed. Check back for more updates!

Museum of Flight 
Free - first Thursday of every month 5-9pm.

Museum of History and Industry 
Free - first Thursday of every month, 5–8pm (charge for special exhibitions)

Nordic Museum 
Free - first Thursday of every month.

Northwest African American Museum 
Free - first Thursday of every month. Please note: the Northwest African American Museum is currently closed. Check back for more updates!

Snoqualmie Depot at the Northwest Railway Museum
Free - always.

Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center 
Free - by appointment or when volunteers are available (usually Sunday).

Olympic Sculpture Park 
Free - always. Please note: the PACCAR Pavilion at Olympic Structure Park is currently closed to the public for fall/winter. Check back for more updates!

Seattle Art Museum Downtown 
Free - first Thursday of every month, first Friday ages 62 and over. (charge for special exhibitions)

Seattle Children's Museum 
$5 admission every weekday 4–5 p.m., EBT card holders $2. Please note: we are currently unsure whether or not Seattle Children’s Museum still plans to have this discount. Please check back for more updates!

Seattle Public Library Museum Pass 
Free - always, Seattle Public Library card holders reserve and print free admission tickets to Seattle museums.

King County Library System Museum Pass
Free - always, KCLS card holders reserve and print free admission tickets to participating local museums.

Pierce County Library System Museum Pass
Free - always, Pierce County card holders reserve and print free admission tickets to participating South Sound museums.

Washington Park Arboretum 
Free - always.

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