Press Release

News Release
January 29, 2015

Media Contact:
David Blandford
(206) 461-5806, dblandford@visitseattle.org

Mayor Proclaims February as “Seattle Museum Month”

Region-Wide Museum Discounts Kick Off on Super Bowl Sunday, Travelers Invited to Kick the Winter Blues at Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass and 40 Others

SEATTLE – Mayor Ed Murray officially proclaimed February 1-28, 2015 as “Seattle Museum Month” in honor of the month-long program that grants Seattle visitors 50 percent off admission at more than 40 participating museums throughout Seattle and the region.

The Seattle Museum Month discount offer will be honored for qualifying visitors for all days that participating museums are open in February, subject only to capacity. Patrons must stay in one of the participating hotels in order to access Seattle Museum Month offers. Some separate, specially ticketed exhibitions, programs and events at various participating museums are not included in Seattle Museum Month.

The offers are valid for guests staying at one of 54 downtown Seattle hotels. Guests must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts; these discounts will be valid for all guests staying in the hotel room (not to exceed four people) during hotel stay dates.

Participating museums are located in Seattle and throughout the region, including King, Pierce and Kitsap counties. Visitors can check the Seattle Museum Month web site for a full list of participating museums at www.seattlemuseummonth.com.

A number of participating museums – including some with regularly free admission – will also offer films, lectures, tours and other special programming during Seattle Museum Month.

Seattle Museum Month is produced by Visit Seattle and funded by the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA), a dedicated marketing fund assessed from guests at the 54 downtown Seattle hotels. Seattle Museum Month is being marketed in Seattle’s key tourism feeder markets of Portland, Vancouver, B.C., Northern California, Chicago and Denver. Additionally, it is being promoted regionally as an opportunity for locals to “be cultural tourists in their own backyard.” The program goal is to increase hotel room nights as well as museum attendance during the month of February. Additionally, the program’s marketing exposure is expected to have a long-term positive business impact for participating organizations and the region. Visit Seattle thanks 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and STQRY for supporting Seattle Museum Month.


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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