Tacoma Washington Museums
The Pacific Northwest offers some incredible opportunities to do something, and one of those destinations is Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma, best known as Seattle's little sister in the South, is full of places to see, both in terms of history and culture.
Tacoma offers a variety of attractions for a variety of travelers and you will surely find some new fascination along the way. There are many museums in the area, but few are as well known as the Tacoma Museums, which all have something for you.
KCLS offers a free ticket to the Tacoma Natural History Museum (TPL) and a $5 discount on tickets to all museums in the area. T PL has a wide selection of exhibits and special events as well as a variety of events for children.
In addition to these three museums, the Tacoma Museum District Pass also includes all three Natural History Museums and TPL sites, as well as a number of other local museums. The museums are partners of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WSDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The museum buildings are beautiful and the extensive galleries are informative, even if you are not familiar with the history of Washington State. If you're interested in art or just love to see art, Tacoma has art galleries. For more information, visit the Tacoma Museum District Pass website or the Washington State Museum website.
If you want to discover all the free things in Tacoma, check out the LeMay America Car Museum. Located on East D Street, it is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July to October. The works are an inexpensive option for a quick museum visit or an all-in-one experience.
The museum is known to house some of Washington State's most openly gay and queer artworks. The permanent collection includes works by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and the late, great David Bowie.
The permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum includes works by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and the late, great David Bowie. The Seattle Art Museum has a collection of works by artists such as David Foster Wallace, David Hockney and David Fincher. PPL has the largest library system in the Puget Sound region with more than 1,000 books and bookshelves. The Tacoma County Library System has a long history of collaboration with the Tacoma Art Museum and the Tacoma Public Library.
The Washington State History Museum is open from 2 to 8 p.m., the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass from 5 to 8 p.m. The Museum of History and Glass in Washington and the Seattle Art Museum are free on the third Thursday of each month.
Many museums in the Seattle area, including the excellent Aviation Museum (which has a ton of kids), are free on the first Thursday of the month. They are open from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month and from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, while the Art Museum is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Many parks and trails in the Seattle metropolitan area, such as the Seattle Park and Recreation Center, the Washington State Museum and many other parks in the area, as well as many public parks in the city, are all free except on "first Thursday evenings." Some are also open on the third Thursday, but only for a limited number of hours.
Reducing this list to just 10 fascinating museums in Washington was a challenge, as the list should have gone much further, but I did not check it for accuracy. Here is a list of the Seattle Museum's days off, and I would confirm with the venue if it should go much further.
A visit to the Museum Quarter begins with a visit to learn about the Northwest, with interactive exhibits and relics describing the people and important events that have shaped our state.
Chihuly was a co-founder and played a role in the studio glass movement, and Dr. Phibbs had the idea that Tacoma should have a glass museum in West Washington. The purpose of the Tacoma Museum of Art is to establish and maintain an art museum in Tacoma, as well as to collect and exhibit art from the Pacific Northwest and the United States. The museum is also able to explore the art history of our West by integrating its collections in the West Northwest with the collections of other museums in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Oregon. Art museums are an important part of a city's cultural heritage and identity. The Tacoma Art Museum was founded in 1905 as a partnership between the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington and the Tacoma College of Fine Arts.