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April 24, 2014

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Inaugural Museum Week Northwest Highlights the Diversity of Puget Sound Museums

56 Museums Offer Special Discounts and Promotions, New Web Site and App Launched

SEATTLE – More than 50 Seattle and Puget Sound region museums and cultural organizations are collaborating to shine a spotlight on the diversity and excellence of the region’s museums with the inaugural Museum Week Northwest, May 16-23.

Museum Week Northwest is being held in conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference taking place at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC). Some 5,000 museum professionals from all 50 states and more than 50 countries will gather for the convention. This is the first time in 20 years that the AAM annual meeting has been in Seattle.

The Museum Week Northwest web site is live beginning today at The site features two-for-one admission offers, free events, special tours, programs and other unique opportunities at the participating museums.

In addition to the web site, a mobile app called STQRY will make it easier for the public to find participating Museum Week Northwest museums and their events, discounts and promotions. The STQRY app is free and available on iPhones, Android, and Windows phones, and translates information into the language of the phone (more than 60 languages), helping make museums even more accessible.

“With the American Alliance of Museums coming to town, we couldn’t think of a better time to showcase the quality and diversity of museums in our region,” said Tracey Wickersham, Director of Cultural Tourism for Visit Seattle. “The new website will make it easy for users to find special events and offer, and we hope, to discover the wealth of innovative and fun museums all around us.”

Museums with special offers during Museum Week Northwest
The following organizations are participating in Museum Week Northwest with buy-one-get-one offers, free admission, or special public programs. Complete information, including terms and conditions, can be found at

  • Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
  • The Center for Wooden Boats
  • Children’s Museum of Tacoma
  • Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
  • Duwamish Longhouse
  • Edmonds Historical Museum
  • EMP Museum
  • Flying Heritage Collection
  • Foss Waterway Seaport
  • Frye Art Museum
  • Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
  • Hands On Children’s Museum
  • Harbor History Museum
  • Henry Art Gallery
  • The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
  • Jack Straw Cultural Center | Jack Straw New Media Gallery
  • Job Carr Cabin Museum
  • Kids Discovery Museum
  • Kitsap County Historical Society & Museum
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • LeMay – America’s Car Museum
  • Living Computer Museum
  • Milepost 31
  • Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
  • Museum of Communications
  • The Museum of Flight
  • Museum of Glass
  • Naval Undersea Museum
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Northwest African American Museum
  • Northwest Railway Museum
  • Northwest Seaport
  • Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Pacific Science Center
  • The Pioneer Association of The State of Washington
  • Puget Sound Navy Museum
  • Queen Anne Historical Society
  • Renton History Museum
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum
  • Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
  • Shoreline Historical Museum
  • Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
  • Steamer Virginia V Foundation
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • University of Washington Museology Graduate Program
  • USS Turner Joy Museum Ship
  • Washington State History Museum
  • Whatcom Museum
  • White River Valley Museum & Mary Olson Farm
  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

Find out more about public events at and more about the AAM Conference at

About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. Visit our About Us page for more information about Visit Seattle.

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