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February is Seattle Museum Month with Half-Price Admission

If you’re planning a trip to Seattle in February, I have got a huge tip that will save you money on your tickets to local museums. You’ll be able to get into places like Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Seattle Aquarium, and MoPop for HALF-PRICE!

To celebrate the ending of the first semester and to get ready for the final push of the school year we planned a teen staycation to experience Seattle Museum Month. Thank you to Visit Seattle for hosting us during our trip.

What is Seattle Museum Month?

February is Seattle Museum Month in Seattle. It means that if you stay overnight in one of the participating hotels you’ll be given a Stay + Play Museum Pass that will get you half-price admission, for up to four guests, for the entire month. And there are a lot of great hotels and museums that participate. 

Seattle Museum Month Stay + Play Pass.
© Kimberly Tate

Sample Savings for a Family of Four (2 adults, 2 children)

  • Chihuly Garden of Glass (save $43): Regular price $86, Seattle Museum Pass $43
  • Seattle Aquarium (save $49.90): Regular price $99.80, Seattle Museum Pass $49.90
  • Museum of Flight (save $43): Regular price $86, Seattle Museum Pass $43
  • Museum of Pop Culture (save $63): Regular price $126, Seattle Museum Pass $63

Participating Museums

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Seattle Center, Seattle
We visit Chihuly for the first time as part of this teen staycation and we were so amazed. The craftsmanship and artistic detail is really quite amazing. We went to the Museum of Glass (see below) before Chihuly and I highly recommend this if you’re able. It makes the art so much more real for kids and adults when you can see the artistic process in action. 
Chihuly is at Seattle Center, so it’s a great museum to visit if you’re visiting the Space Needle or MoPop. If you’re planning to visit the Space Needle and many of the top Seattle museums (Chihuly, MoPop, Seattle Aquarium), it might make sense to buy a CityPASS which gives you entrance to five attractions for only $89 adult / $69 child.

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Amazing glass art at Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle.
© Kimberly Tate

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St., Tacoma
Watch contemporary glass history in the making as our Hot Shop Team, in collaboration with Visiting Artists, demonstrate the fascinating process of creating works of art from molten glass. Live glass demonstrations occur every day we’re open and give you a better understanding of how the objects you see in the Museum were made. In addition to the Hot Shop, there are exhibits that show amazing glass art pieces.

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Museum of Glass Hot Shop in Tacoma, WA.
© Kimberly Tate

The Museum of Flight

9404 E Marginal Way S; Seattle
The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozens of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library, the Museum and its people bring mankind’s incredible history of flight to life.

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Museum of Flight in Seattle.
© Kimberly Tate

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

860 Terry Ave. N; Seattle
MOHAI walks through the history of the development of Seattle. From an age when Native American cultures first came into contact with Europeans to the region’s transformation into a major global hub. Find out how the city rebuilt after a devastating fire, made a fortune in a legendary gold rush, reshaped its natural setting, boomed during two World Wars and two World’s Fairs, and challenged the status quo in the 20th century.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

Seattle Center, Seattle
MoPOP is a unique museum that celebrates American pop culture. They have different sections about science fiction and music and even have a current exhibit about Marvel. 

Pacific Science Center

Seattle Center, Seattle
If you have kids, the Pacific Science Center is a great museum to visit. There are a lot of hands-on exhibits about science, dinosaurs, butterflies, and the body. They also have an IMAX and rotating exhibits.

Seattle Aquarium

Pier 59, Seattle Waterfront, Seattle
The aquarium is on the waterfront and features a few exhibits, many about the sea life of the Puget Sound area. They also have otters and sea lions. The full wall aquarium and Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit are always big hits.

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Great Pacific Octopus at the Seattle Aquarium.
© Kimberly Tate

Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle
This is the primary zoo in Seattle. It has a lot of exhibits across seven “lands” where animals like bears, wolves, orangutans, meerkats, flamingos, a jaguar, and tiger live. 

Bellevue Arts Museum

510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Burke Museum

4300 15th Ave. NE, Seattle

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum

3407 109th St. SW, Everett

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

Henry Art Gallery

15th Ave. NE & NE 41st St., Seattle

Kids Discovery Museum

301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island

LeMay – America’s Car Museum

2702 East D St., Tacoma

Living Computers: Museum + Labs

2245 1st Ave S, Seattle

Nordic Museum

2655 NW Market Street, Seattle

Northwest African American Museum

2300 S Massachusetts St., Seattle

Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Ave., Seattle

Seattle Asian Art Museum

(Museum re-opens February 8, SMM passes accepted starting February 12)
1400 E Prospect St, Seattle

Seattle Children’s Museum

Seattle Center, Seattle

Seattle Pinball Museum

508 Maynard Ave S, Seattle

Suquamish Tribal Museum

6861 South Street, NE, Suquamish

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

USS Turner Joy Museum Ship

300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

719 S King St.; Seattle

Participating Museums That Are Always Free

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

440 5th Ave N, Seattle

Center for Wooden Boats

1010 Valley St., Seattle

Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Ave., Seattle

Job Carr Cabin Museum

2350 N 30th St., Tacoma

Kitsap County Historical Society & Museum

280 4th St., Bremerton, WA

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle

319 2nd Ave. S, Seattle

Northwest Railway Museum

38625 SE King St., Snoqualmie

Olympic Sculpture Park

2901 Western Ave., Seattle

Pacific Bonsai Museum

2515 S 336th St., Federal Way

Puget Sound Navy Museum

251 1st St., Bremerton

Shoreline Historical Museum

18501 Linden Ave. N, Shoreline

U.S. Naval Undersea Museum

1 Garnett Way, Keyport

UW Botanic Gardens Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle

W.W. Seymour Conservatory

316 South G St., Tacoma

Hotels for Seattle Museum Month

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

255 South King St, Seattle

We had an amazing stay at the Embassy Suites Pioneer Square! The hotel is not what you’ll think of as Embassy Suites. It’s a 23-floor highrise hotel with rich tones in the rooms and the wonderful complimentary breakfast buffet.

They also have an enclosed rooftop pool on the 8th floor which was a huge hit with the girls. We utilized Lyft and walking to get around the city during our getaway. Lyft has a discount code in the Stay + Play booklet that gives you three rides at 20% off.

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Embassy Suites at Pioneer Square in Seattle has gorgeous views of the Seattle Waterfront.
© Kimberly Tate

Belltown Inn

2301 Third Ave, Seattle

Best Western PLUS Pioneer Square

77 Yesler Way, Seattle

The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton

1610 2nd Ave, Seattle

Courtyard by Marriott – Lake Union

925 Westlake Ave N, Seattle

Courtyard by Marriott – Pioneer Square

612 Second Ave, Seattle

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Seattle

1113 Sixth Ave, Seattle

The Edgewater

2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle

Executive Hotel Pacific

400 Spring St, Seattle

Executive Inn by The Space Needle

200 Taylor Ave N, Seattle

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University St, Seattle

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center

601 Roy St, Seattle

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

99 Union St, Seattle

Grand Hyatt Seattle

721 Pine St, Seattle

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown

700 5th Ave N, Seattle

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown

1821 Boren Ave, Seattle

Hilton Seattle

226 Aurora Ave, Seattle

Holiday Inn Seattle Downtown – Lake Union

211 Dexter Ave N, Seattle

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle – Downtown

206 Western Ave W, Seattle

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Convention Center-Pike Street

1011 Pike St, Seattle

Hotel Ändra

2000 Fourth Ave, Seattle

Hotel FIVE

2200 Fifth Ave, Seattle

Hyatt at Olive 8

1635 Eighth Ave, Seattle

Hyatt Regency Seattle

808 Howell St, Seattle

Inn at El Gaucho

2505 1st Ave, Seattle

Inn at the Market

86 Pine St, Seattle

Kimpton Alexis Hotel

1007 First Ave, Seattle

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle

1100 Fifth Ave, Seattle

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

1101 Fourth Ave, Seattle

Kimpton Palladian Hotel

2000 Second Ave, Seattle

La Quinta Inn and Suites Seattle Downtown

2224 Eighth Ave, Seattle

Loews Hotel 1000

1000 First Ave, Seattle

The Loyal Inn

2301 Eighth Ave, Seattle

Mayflower Park Hotel

405 Olive Way, Seattle

The Mediterranean Inn

425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

The Moore Hotel

1926 Second Ave, Seattle

Motif Seattle

1415 Fifth Ave, Seattle

Moxy Seattle Downtown

1016 Republican St, Seattle

Palihotel Seattle

107 Pine St, Seattle

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

2125 Terry Ave, Seattle

The Paramount Hotel, Seattle

724 Pine St, Seattle

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

515 Madison St, Seattle

Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Convention Center

1815 Terry Ave, Seattle

Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

800 Fairview Ave N, Seattle

Seattle Marriott Waterfront

2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle

Sheraton Grand

1400 Sixth Ave, Seattle

Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Broadway

1100 Broadway, Seattle

Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Lake Union

1150 Fairview Ave N, Seattle

Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium

1046 First Ave S, Seattle

The Sound Hotel – Seattle Belltown

2120 Fourth Ave, Seattle

SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Downtown Seattle

1800 Yale Ave, Seattle

The State Hotel

1501 Second Ave Seattle

Thompson Seattle Hotel

110 Stewart St, Seattle

Travelodge Seattle by The Space Needle

200 Sixth Ave N, Seattle

W Seattle

1112 Fourth Ave, Seattle

Warwick Seattle

401 Lenora St, Seattle

The Westin Seattle

1900 Fifth Ave, Seattle

Lyft Discount for Seattle Museum Month

You can do Seattle car-free by using rideshare apps and Lyft has a coupon code to use for Seattle Museum Month. With a discount code, you can get three Lyft rides for 20% off. We relied on walking and Lyft to get around.

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Discount for Lyft during Seattle Museum Month.
© Kimberly Tate

If you’re visiting Seattle in February this is a great way to save money when visiting local museums. Just make sure you book a room at one of the participating hotels and pick up the Stay + Play booklet when you check in.

seattle museum month travel deal
Seattle Museum Month gets you half-price admission at most of the best museums in Seattle.
© Kimberly Tate

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