Museums in Seattle

Art? Culture? Seattle's filled with it. From the wacky paranormal to the Expressionist period, there are dozens of museums in Seattle to sharpen your mind and lift your spirit.

The newly expanded Seattle Art Museum, affectionately referred to as "SAM," houses an impressive collection of modern art, Native American art, European art, African art, Asian art and art created by Pacific Northwest natives. The collection currently holds over 20,000 pieces, and the museum features temporary exhibits, such as its successful 2010 Picasso exhibit.

The EMP-SFM gives you a double museum dose for one ticket price. Joined at the architecturally-wild hip, one building houses a shrine to Hendrix and an interactive music room while the other holds everything from a model of the Death Star to wall-sized computer generated images of scenes from The Jetsons, The Matrix and more.

The Children's Museum in Seattle Center is a great place for kids to do some hands-on learning in scientific, artistic and cultural exhibits. And the Museum of Flight will have the whole family gawking at every type of plane imaginable, along with an amazing air traffic control room simulator.

The Wing Luke Asian Museum, located in Seattle's Chinatown, celebrates the culture and art of the Chinese and Japanese people and the effect they have had in the area. For spooky fun, head to Capitol Hill and visit the Museum of the Mysteries, where you'll learn about Seattle ghosts, myths, speakeasies and, interestingly enough, Bruce Lee.



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Seattle Art Museum

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100 University Street

Internationally recognized museum specializing in African and contemporary art... read more

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum

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325 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle Center

From rock out to geek out... read more

Children's Museum

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305 Harrison St
Seattle Center, Center House

Everything for Kids... read more

Museum of Flight

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9404 E. Marginal Way S

Soar through history... read more

Wing Luke Asian Museum

407 Seventh Ave. S

The Asian-American Experience... read more

Seattle Museum of the Mysteries

954 E. Union St.

Explore Seattle's spooky, speakeasy history...
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