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Chihuly Garden and Glass
#1 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Chihuly's work is awesome in the truest sense of the word--the huge, colorful pieces throughout the museum are just amazing and so different than what you see in most museums.
Easily the best museum in Seattle, this venue artfully showcases unique and transcending pieces atypical of other art museums.
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The Museum of Flight
#2 of 80 Museums in Seattle
There is obviously a ton of aviation history (and much of it is unique if you visit a lot of aviation museums) but there are also some elements of local, state, national, and international history to see.
There is a lot to see here, my favorite part was the World War I and II building, excellent and in-depth exhibits, this is one of my favorite museums ever!
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Living Computers: Museum + Labs
#3 of 80 Museums in Seattle
All of this comes via MS co-founder Paul Allen, one of several museums benefiting from his personal collections of various items (Museum of Pop History and the Flying Heritage Museum of planes and tanks!)
More than just history, the museum also makes sure to show the present and future of computers, with setups for VR, 3D printing, machine learning, modern gaming, autonomous cars, and more to excite visitors.
Seattle Glassblowing Studio
#4 of 80 Museums in Seattle
The Seattle Glassblowing Studio is a mix of art museum and hands on teaching.
I visited the glass museum and then did this amazing workshop.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
#5 of 80 Museums in Seattle
While viewing the Needle, Garden, museums etc, make your way outside the area and visit the Gates Foundation Visitor Centre.
This was the highlight of our trip to Seattle after visiting Pike place, the Space Needle and Art Museums.
Museum of History & Industry
#6 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Much different than most museums and very informative about Seattle history and influential citizens and companies.
We love museums of all types and the MOHI is among the best.
The Center for Wooden Boats
#7 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Right next to the Museum of History and Industry in Lake Union is a museum that allows you to use and visit the boats on premises.
A perfect place for young and old who want to learn and get connected with Seattle's past through an interactive maritime museum.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
#8 of 80 Museums in Seattle
I have visited over 75 museums, presidential residences, battlefields, monuments ... across the United States and the combination of the Wing Luke Museum and its surrounding neighborhoods is one of my top five fav...
I love museums, so for me, this was an interesting stop.
Pacific Science Center
#9 of 80 Museums in Seattle
I've been a lot of places and seen a lot of things--love museums and have taken the time to visit them; from Athens to London to Cairo to our very own Washington DC--I think I've seen some of the best.
We visited the Pacific Science Center while visiting the Chihuily and EMP museums and had a wonderful time.
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Seattle Art Museum
#10 of 80 Museums in Seattle
While I enjoy conventional blockbuster art museums like the Met in New York and the Philadelphia Art Museum, that have the usual mix of Roman, Egyptian, Old Masters, etc., it is refreshing to find museums like the...
I have limited tolerance for art museums, which usually just leave me with sore feet after an hour or so; but this one has a wide variety of art of different kinds, from different places and cultures.
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Museum of Pop Culture
#11 of 80 Museums in Seattle
We take large family trips every year and every year we end up visiting museums in random cities- New York, New Orleans, etc... this by far was the most engaging museum yet!
This museum is located at City Center, which is a fun area where you can find the Space Needle and other great Seattle museums, outdoor concert venues, street performers and a food court.
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Nordic Museum
#12 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Other Scandinavian museums in the US limit their story to Scandinavian immigration of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Oh my what a great new museum with wonderful exhibits of the Nordic influence on the world .I was a big fan of the old museum that put on some wonderful events but with this bright and wonderful new building i fee...
Frye Art Museum
#13 of 80 Museums in Seattle
If you enjoy museums and get overwhelmed at the expanse of so many floors and wings, this museum is for you.
thanks to the generosity of its founders, visiting this unparalleled little Museum is free to the public (donations are welcomed).
Seattle Asian Art Museum
#14 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Being from DC we know museums and are huge Asian Art fans and we absolutely loved this museum.
February is a wonderful months to visit because hotels can provide guests with a half-price card good at most local museums.
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
#15 of 80 Museums in Seattle
I love Natural History museums so this was a must-see for me.
The Burke Museum is the oldest in Washington and is one of three state museums.
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
#16 of 80 Museums in Seattle
I love museums that are interactive!
I have been to alot of museums and this one is definitley at the top of the list.
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Glasshouse Studio
#17 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Seattle Children's Museum
#18 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Also the price tag of $10/adult is appreciated given most museums are $30+.
This is a great place in the core of the city within short walking distance to the space needle, monorail, great kids park, pop culture museum and more.
The Unity Museum
#19 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Museum of Communications
#20 of 80 Museums in Seattle
The museum has a talented volunteer staff who maintain the equipment and give tours.
Awesome museum
#21 of 80 Museums in Seattle
This is a beautiful gallery located very close to the Seattle Art Museum.
Stonington Gallery
#22 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Many pieces are museum quality, but they also have a range of pieces that are much more affordable.
Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum
#23 of 80 Museums in Seattle
A tour is by appointment only and the founder of the museum Jim Riitter (serving Seattle Police Officer) gave us a guided tour and a complete history which was excellent.
Last Resort Fire Department
#24 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Had to stop and visit this Museum.
Northwest African American Museum
#25 of 80 Museums in Seattle
They were both interesting exhibitions and I would definitely recommend anyone interested in African-American history in the Pacific Northwest and/or in general visit this museum.
Nice, small museum with changing exhibits
Georgetown Steamplant Museum
#26 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Of all of the fun things to do in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle I think that a visit to the Steamplant Museum ranks as No. 1.
This museum is only open the second Saturday each month.
William Traver Gallery
#27 of 80 Museums in Seattle
This is a terrific glass gallery located near the Seattle Art Museum.
Northwest Tribal Art
#28 of 80 Museums in Seattle
Holocaust Center for Humanity
#29 of 80 Museums in Seattle
This small museum is a wonderful community resource in the ongoing battle against intolerance, racism, and genocide.
Greg Kucera Gallery
#30 of 80 Museums in Seattle