Seattle Museums & History

Seattle Museums & HistoryThe Seatown prides itself on its rich history and culture. Learn more about the events and people who have shaped the city of Seattle at some of these popular museums and historical sites. Take in the beautiful and unique works at the art museums and galleries or take a leisurely walk through the historical district.

Pioneer Square District
Visit the birthplace of modern Seattle at the Pioneer Square District. This area served as the city´s first neighborhood and urban center, and is currently protected as a historical district with several preserved buildings and homes from the Victorian era and earlier. Visit some of the local shops and art galleries as well, when you are in the area.

Address: Seattle, WA 98127 - MAP
Phone: (206) 667-0687
Web: www.pioneersquare.org

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Since 1885, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture has been responsible for Washington State´s collections of natural and cultural heritage. The state´s oldest museum offers permanent exhibits of prehistoric fossils and artifacts from around the globe, as well as traveling exhibitions and special events.

Address: 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105 - MAP
Phone: (206) 543-5590
Web: www.burkemuseum.org

Frye Art Museum
Enjoy conservative artworks from the nineteenth century at the Frye Art Museum. This art museum contains a permanent collection of over 230 paintings and sculptures by artists such as Franz von Lenbach, Tim Lowly, Franz Stuck and others. In addition to the displayed art, the museum also contains a sizeable library.

Address: 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 - MAP
Phone: (206) 622-9250
Web: www.fryemuseum.org

Seattle Art Museum
If you visit the downtown area, be sure to stop inside the Seattle Art Museum. This facility has grown from its original collection of less than 2,000 art pieces in 1933 to its current collection of over 25,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works by artists such as Giovanni di Paolo, Puccio di Simone, Camille Pissarro and more.

Address: 1300 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 - MAP
Phone: (206) 654-3100
Web: www.seattleartmuseum.org

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
When you enter the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, the only pan-Asian Pacific American community-based museum in America, you will be introduced to a number of issues affecting the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. While the majority of the museum focuses on Asian folk art, a growing section is dedicated to Asian American pioneers and visionaries.

Address: 719 S King St., Seattle, WA 98104 - MAP
Phone: (206) 623-5124
Web: www.wingluke.org

Children´s Museum Seattle
People of every age can have fun at the Children´s Museum Seattle. Kids will love using their imaginations at the interactive stations, and learning about the sciences, arts and real life situations through hands-on exhibitions. Learn about different cultures at the Global Village, travel through Washington State´s forests at the Mountain Forest exhibit, see the underwater creatures at Discovery Bay and much more.

Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 441-1768
Web: www.thechildrensmuseum.org

Pacific Science Center
Visit the eight-building Pacific Science Center complex for a hands-on experience about ecology, environmental stewardship and nature awareness, and enjoy the presentation of many traveling exhibitions. Check out the Laser Dome, the two IMAX theaters, tropical butterfly house and planetarium for even more immersions into the realms of science, math and technology.

Address: 200 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 443-2001
Web: www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Museum of History & Industry
Learn more about the city of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the country at the Museum of History & Industry. Founded almost 100 years ago, the MOHAI is funded by the Seattle Historical Society. Learn about what life was like in the Seattle area during different time periods, from native settlement and early European exploration to the Klondike Gold Rush to WWII and more!

Address: 2700 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 - MAP
Phone: (206) 324-1126
Web: www.seattlehistory.org

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Experience Music Project

Address: 325 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 770-2702
Web: www.empmuseum.org