Visiting the Seattle Art Museum

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Visiting the Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum will drench you in the knowledge and beauty of its many collections and installations from around the globe. Take your time to meander and soak up the sights or make it a full day by including the Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park into your travel agenda.

The SAM showcases collections and installations of a wide variety of art types and there are often special exhibitions. Tours of the museum are available throughout the year and are free with museum admission. Tours times and topics vary and all offer an insightful look into each collection and exhibition. Visit their calendar for more information on when a tour is available during your stay.

Permanent collections are available to be seen year round and are a great way to soak up knowledge of Seattle’s coast. SAM offers a vast array of American and global artworks both new and ancient. Reveling in local art, their Pacific Northwest collection showcases stunning Native artwork and sculptures that tell a tale of Seattle in days of yore.

By visiting the Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park, your day will be filled with knowledge and beauty. The Asian Art Museum offers unique pieces and smaller exhibits ideal for families. The Olympic Sculpture Park allows you to enjoy the outdoors while admiring creative sculptures from various artists. Perfect for ending your day long museum excursion, the Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park will have you looking at art in a new and inventive way.

On the first Thursday of every month, SAM offers discounted rates and even free admission to their collections and installations. Their special exhibition prices drop on these days as well. Regular ticket prices are $19.95 for adults and $12.95 for teens. Children 12 and under are free. Here’s a unique SAM offer that many adore: though there is a set admission price, SAM allows visitors to choose how much to pay when viewing their collections (excludes special exhibitions). SAM depends greatly on admission revenues, but they also want the museum to be accessible to all.

Local tip: leave the huge stroller at your vacation rental home. SAM requires you to check any oversized strollers and baby backpacks at their coat check, but they provide complimentary strollers and baby front pack carriers for your convenience. If you have any question about kid-friendly and family spaces, place click here for more information.


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