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$150 per tour (covers up to 20 people). Discounts are available for qualified tour operators and local community and non-profit organizations. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission to the park is free.
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Bring the entire family to walk The Wigwam's festive light path Fridays in December before Christmas Day. While admiring our holiday displays, be dazzled by princesses, donning their winter dresses while caroling holiday favorites. End the night at Litchfield Lawn with s'mores and hot chocolate.
The Museum of Pop Culture is open every day of the week except for Wednesdays. Ticket prices start at about $25 per adult, depending on which day you visit, but the museums is also one of the options on the Seattle CityPASS.
Accessibility at the Pacific Science Center is exceptional. I was able to explore all areas of the Center that I wanted to and I was really impressed to learn that they allow people with disabilities to bring one aide/caregiver for free. And if you need to use a wheelchair while at the Pacific Science Center, they are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pike Place Market is open every day of the week and the only days it closes are Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of shops and restaurants here, so you may want to plan your stops in advance. You can plan out your day at Pike Place Market on their website here.
The VMFA is open 365 days a year, and the permanent collection is always free. Some special exhibitions require paid admission. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts includes French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and British sporting art. It has the largest public collection of Fabergé outside Russia. There is also a sculpture garden. Take a free tour. Pick up a family gallery hunt at the Visitor Services desk. Families can join hands-on art projects and kids will find interactive exhibits.
The Virginia Capital Trail offers a free way to sightsee and use no fossil fuels. The 52-mile dedicated paved trail connects downtown Richmond with Jamestown. Biking just a portion of it is a great way to see the area.
In the nineteenth century, philosophers felt that the Sublime delivered such double-edged experiences. Humphries, influenced by her predecessors in the New York painting school, brings them down to earth. The metallic silver paint she mixes herself is highly reflective. Its glare can be blinding. So to see her work without squinting, one must look at it from various angles, from across the room and up close. Taking it in from different perspectives allows the viewer to appreciate its splintered, stop-and-start composition. Its title, made up of two adjectives Humphries has joined, evokes light and darkness, beauty and menace. And like a movie from the glory days of film noir, her painting requires that viewers do a little detective work, piecing together the evidence to see the light amid the shadows.
Mukilteo. Mukilteo Lighthouse (30 miles N of Seattle) is a functioning lighthouse. Photos and displays chronicle the 100-year history. Displays open Saturdays and Sundays, April-September. Grounds open daily.
Seattle. Center for Wooden Boats on South Lake Union next to the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) has free activities include browsing dock exhibits, exploring boats, and Sunday sail boat rides. Dock open daily; museum closed Monday-Tuesday.
Tacoma. Tacoma Link Light Rail. Getting around Tacoma is easy on the Tacoma Link Light Rail with free service from one end of downtown to the other. Catch a ride every 12 minutes during the day at six stops. Open 365 days a year.
Closed to the public until further notice. Seattle. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center within Discovery Park is a center Native American services and events. The permanent and rotating art exhibits include works by and about Native Americans, including traditional works as well as local and internationally recognized contemporary artists. Free admission, donations accepted. Open weekdays.
Bremerton. Puget Sound Navy Museum portrays shipboard life and chronicles naval heritage in the Pacific Northwest, including exhibits about the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the USS John C. Stennis, Special Operations Submarines, and more. Closed Tuesdays and some holidays.
Seattle. Free 1s Thursday museum admission is offered at many popular Seattle museums, including Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Living Computers: Museum + Labs, Museum of Flight, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Nordic Heritage Museum, Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), Seattle Art Museum (SAM), and Wing Luke Asian Museum. First Thursdays.
Seattle. Frye Art Museum on First Hill hosts a permanent collection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European paintings as well as temporary exhibitions of works by internationally renowned and emerging artists. Closed Mondays.
Snoqualmie. Northwest Railway Museum consists of several locations, the 1890 Snoqualmie Depot, the Centennial Trail Exhibit, and a Railway History Center. The Depot is restored to turn of the century grandeur. The Centennial Trail Exhibit is on a public walkway. Bot are free and open daily. The Railway History Center is available for a nominal fee by guided tour on Saturdays, April-October.
Seattle. Amazon Spheres showcases an extensive collection of biodiversity that explores the value of conservation in an urban environment. More than 40,000 plants from tiny epiphytes that cling to a 50-foot living wall to Rubi, a 49-year-old ficus tree. Free Spheres tours are offered two Saturdays per month and require advance reservation.
Seattle. Amazon Understory is a free, self-guided, museum-style exhibit where guests can learn about Amazon and The Spheres. Please be aware that the Understory exhibit is separate from the indoor gardens of The Spheres. Open daily.
Seattle. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation near offers free public drop-in tours. Advance registration is not required. After your tour, be sure to visit the interactive gallery to see new ideas, suggestions, and inventions from other visitors. Tours available Tuesday-Saturday.
Seattle. Geocaching tour of Fremont. Print out a GeoTour passport and take a self-guided tour to find nine geocaches in the Fremont neighborhood. The entire walking GeoTour takes 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. On weekdays (excluding holidays), end your day at the Geocaching HQ visitor center and peruse the geocache museum.
Seattle. KEXP is one of the most influential listener-supported radio stations in the world at 90.3-FM. Visit their home at Seattle Center. 45-minutes tours are offered daily at 2:00 pm (excluding most holidays), and additionally at 10:00 am during summer. Reservations are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome, but subject to availability.
Seattle. Olympic Sculpture Park features enormous outdoor sculptures against the spectacular backdrop of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Park is always free and open 365 days a year for a self-guided stroll. Guided tours are offered weekends, spring through fall. No reservation needed but check the tour calendar on their website for schedule udpates.
Seattle. STG theater free tours include three Seattle Historic Landmarks: The Paramount, The Moore, and The Neptune Theatres. Free guided tours are offered three Saturdays a month, each time at a different theatre. No reservation needed, just show up. Visit their website for schedule and location.
Free live music calendar. Many popular spots in Seattle-Tacoma and the Puget Sound region offer live music with free admission. We include 21+ bars and lounges with no cover charge. Our free music calendar is updated on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Bellevue. Bellevue Botanical Garden is 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands featuring plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest marine climate and a delightful visit any time or the year. Open daily, including holidays.
Federal Way. Pacific Bonsai Museum is a grand outdoor setting with the elegance of a fine art museum, featuring 60 bonsai at a time from their collection of 150. Admission by donation. Open 6 days a week, closed Mondays.
Tacoma. Point Defiance Park is 760-acres and features a natural forest, saltwater beaches, and spectacular views. The Primary trails through the park are foot trails (no bicycles). Five Mile Drive outer loop is closed to vehicle traffic in the morning so that pedestrians, runners and cyclists can enjoy this forest experience free from motorized vehicles. The Visitors Center is open during summer. Guided walks are available throughout the year, several are free or have a nominal cost. Open daily.
Trail Link lists dozens of Puget Sound trails (over 1,000 miles total), including urban and rural routes, and trails suitable for running, dog walking, biking, and other interests. View Trail Link maps online, or download the free Trail Link smartphone app for info on the go.
Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) volunteer. Dedicated to art, craft, and design, volunteer opportunities at BAM include customer support, administrative tasks, special events, and day-to-day operations. Volunteer benefits include museum store discount and free admission passes.
January-December. Our big list of festivals, fairs, and parades is a month-by-month list of events around the Puget Sound region. Most are free. For those with an admission fee, we list ways to save money with discount tickets. You will find music and food festivals, art and craft fairs, flower shows, county and state fairs, specialty shows, and regional favorites such as the Skagit Tulip Festival, SIFF, Northwest Folklife, Seafair, and Bumbershoot.
January-November. Seattle Center Festál is a series of 24 free ethnic festivals held throughout the year. Each event features music, dance, art, crafts, history, and food to celebrate the immigrant, indigenous, and ethnic cultures living together in the Pacific Northwest.
March-April. Cherry blossom trees in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area burst into flower in early spring, heralding the arrival of longer days and warmer weather. Driving around the region to take in the view is a favorite pastime for many residents and visitors alike. 350c69d7ab