Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1, 2019

Media Contacts:

Kauilani Robinson, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5839 | krobinson@visitseattle.org

Chantelle Lusebrink, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5862 | clusebrink@visitseattle.org

Seattle Museum Month Starts Today

February is the Month for Big Savings on Seattle’s Iconic Arts, Heritage and Cultural Scene

SEATTLE – Today marks the start of the fifth annual Seattle Museum Month. From Feb. 1-28 book a stay at any one of Seattle’s 64 participating downtown hotels and save 50 percent off admission at 40 museums.

There’s no better time than February to explore the arts, heritage and culture scene in Seattle. Whether you’re traveling to Seattle or a resident of the Pacific Northwest, by booking a room at one of the participating downtown Seattle hotels, a family of four can easily save more than $200 when visiting Seattle’s hottest cultural destinations. To see the full list of 40 participating museums and 64 partner hotels, visit the Seattle Museum Month website at seattlemuseummonth.com.

With so many hotels to choose from, there’s something for every budget and with 40 museums, including iconic favorites like MoPOP, Chihuly Garden and Glass or the Seattle Art Museum, and unique offerings like Seattle Pinball Museum or Living Computers: Museum + Labs, there’s something to satisfy every interest.

The Seattle region is chock-full of one-of-a-kind museums guaranteed to pique your curiosity. Head to the seafaring neighborhood of Ballard to explore the new Nordic Museum, which boasts the nation’s largest collection of artifacts from the five Nordic nations, or check out a unique piece of naval history at the USS Turner Joy Museum Ship in Bremerton. Explore the roots of the region by visiting the Suquamish Tribal Museum or explore the Seattle influence on global icon Jimi Hendrix at the Northwest African American Museum. And don’t forget to let your inner child shine through by visiting the Seattle Children’s Museum. Plus, enjoy renowned favorites like the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), The Museum of Flight, Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

Adding to your savings, Lyft is offering 20 percent off three rides to help you get to participating Seattle Museum Month locations including regional favorites like the eye-popping collection at LeMay: America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum in Everett or the Bellevue Arts Museum.

These discounts are only valid for guests staying at one of the participating hotels, up to four people, during hotel stay dates. Visitors must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts.

Participating area museums for Seattle Museum Month:

1. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art*
2. Bellevue Arts Museum
3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center*
4. Center for Wooden Boats*
5. Chihuly Garden and Glass
6. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center*
7. Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
8. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
9. Frye Art Museum*
10. Henry Art Gallery
11. Job Carr Cabin Museum*
12. Kids Discovery Museum
13. Kitsap History Museum*
14. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park*
15. LeMay – America’s Car Museum
16. Living Computers: Museum + Labs
17. Museum of Glass
18. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
19. Museum of Pop Culture
20. Nordic Museum
21. Northwest African American Museum
22. Northwest Railway Museum*
23. Olympic Sculpture Park*
24. Pacific Bonsai Museum*
25. Pacific Science Center
26. Puget Sound Navy Museum*
27. Seattle Aquarium
28. Seattle Art Museum
29. Seattle Children’s Museum
30. Seattle Pinball Museum
31. Shoreline Historical Museum*
32. Suquamish Tribal Museum
33. The Museum of Flight
34. The Valentinetti Puppet Museum*
35. US Naval Undersea Museum*
36. USS Turner Joy Museum Ship
37. UW Botanic Gardens Arboretum*
38. W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory*
39. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
40. Woodland Park Zoo

* = Free Admission

Need More?
– Visit the website: seattlemuseummonth.com
– Images: https://visitseattle.canto.com/v/mediaimages/album/QNR93

About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Nearly 40 million annual visitors spend $7.4 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates more than 76,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $762 million in annual state and local tax revenue. Go to visitseattle.org.

 

About 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 64 downtown Seattle hotels. The program was created to encourage travelers to visit Seattle in February and celebrate the incredible arts, heritage and culture scene present in the region.

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