Deal lovers will want to start making their travel arrangements to Seattle for February 2023, when Seattle Museum Month returns to offer some of the best savings all year. From February 1-28, guests staying in one of nearly 70 downtown Seattle hotels will receive a Seattle Museum Month pass for up to four people, granting 50% off admission at all participating museums. That includes major attractions like the Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Museum of Pop Culture, The Museum of Flight, The Wing Luke Museum, Museum of Glass, Pacific Science Center and many others. To see the full list of participating museums and hotels, visit seattlemuseummonth.com.
“As a brand that celebrates the culture of the cities we’re in, citizenM is excited to participate in Seattle Museum Month once again. Our two hotels – in South Lake Union and Pioneer Square – are located near some of the best museums in the city, including the Museum of Pop Culture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and Seattle Pinball Museum,” said Benjamin Ward, citizenM west coast area manager. “It’s great to be able to share the Museum Month offer with our guests and encourage them to dive into the culture and history of Seattle.”
Several new displays and exhibits will be open in February, including the Seattle Art Museum’s dramatic reinstallation of its American art galleries – the first in 15 years – called “American Art: The Stories We Carry.” The exhibition reflects America’s complicated history and explores the multiplicity of American identities.
“As the largest visual arts institution in the Pacific Northwest, we love welcoming visitors to the museum during Seattle Museum Month to discover art from around the world,” says Amada Cruz, Seattle Art Museum’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom director and CEO. “This year, we have standout shows across the entire museum, including the updated American art galleries created in collaboration with artists and community members and a new thematic installation of our modern & contemporary galleries highlighting BIPOC artists. It’s a great time of year to make a day of it at the Seattle Art Museum.”
Chihuly Garden and Glass also just debuted a new light and music show, “Winter Brilliance.” Using innovative video projection technology, this immersive installation was created to project onto the stunning glass pieces, inspired by fire, ice, and the dramatic use of light. And music fans won’t want to miss the last chance to experience “Contact High” at the Museum of Pop Culture, exploring the evolution of hip-hop and how it connects listeners with the experiences, identities and places that have shaped the world’s most popular music genre.
“Seattle’s cozy season is the perfect time for tourists and residents alike to explore some of our indoor attractions,” said Tim Kuniholm, senior director of public relations & strategic partnerships at the Seattle Aquarium. “Only in Seattle can you get an up-close look at creatures from the depths of the Puget Sound and beyond, all within walking distance to some of the city’s historical attractions, such as Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum.”
With half-off savings at these venues, visitors who make the most of the Seattle Museum Month offer can essentially recoup the cost of their hotel stay, making for a very affordable, budget-friendly vacation. They simply stay at a participating hotel and request an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass for use at any of the below museums to redeem the discounts.
Participating area museums for Seattle Museum Month:
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art*
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center*
Center for Wooden Boats*
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Frye Art Museum*
Henry Art Gallery*
Kids Discovery Museum (KIDIMU)
LeMay –America’s Car Museum
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Glass
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
National Nordic Museum
Olympic Sculpture Park*
Pacific Bonsai Museum*
Pacific Science Center
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Seattle Children’s Museum
Seattle Pinball Museum
USS Turner Joy Museum Ship
Wing Luke Museum
Woodland Park Zoo
* = free admission