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Washington State History Museum

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EXHIBITS  |  EVENTS AND PROGRAMS |  HOURS AND ADMISSIONS

The Washington State History Museum is where fascination and FUN come together! People of all ages can explore and be entertained in an environment where characters from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays and dramatic artifacts, learn about our state's unique people and places, as well as their impact on the country and the world.

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Events & Programs

Oct
26
7:00pm

UFO Night

Nov
16
5:30pm

Loyal Opposition

Nov
16
6:30pm

Scholarly Selections

Nov
16
3:00pm

Free Third Thursday

Dec
05
7:00pm

WA Sports Trivia Night

Dec
21
3:00pm

Free Third Thursday

Museum Hours

 

Monday      Closed
Tuesday     10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday     10 AM - 5 PM                        
Thursday      10 AM - 5 PM
Third Thursday*      10 AM - 8 PM
Friday      10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday      10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday      10 AM - 5 PM

*On the Third Thursday of each month, the History Museum is open until 8 PM with FREE ADMISSION from 3 - 8 PM.

 

Holidays

Open
 
  New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Presidents' Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Veterans' Day
Closed
 
 

Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

 

 

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the Washington State Historical Society will follow the closure status of the Tacoma Public School District. If TPSD schools are closed, the History Museum will be closed. If the TPSD schools choose a delayed start, the History Museum will operate under normal hours from 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

Tacoma Public Schools School Closure Information

SCHOOL FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

 

Planning to visit more than one museum in downtown Tacoma? 
Purchase a Tacoma Museum pass for $52.50. 


Good for one visit to the
Washington State History Museum,
Tacoma Art Museum,
LeMay - America's Car Museum,
 Museum of Glass,
Foss Waterway Seaport Museum,
AND Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Good for one full year!

 

 

Washington State History Museum Conduct Policy

 

 

 

Membership Museum Rates

General Admission
Beginning
Sept. 26, 2017            
Historical Society Members  FREE
Adults (age 18 and over)  $14
Seniors (age 65 and over)  $11
Students (age 6-17)  $11
Active Duty & Retired Military (ID required)  $11
Children (age 5 and under)  FREE
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children under age 18)     $40
Washington Quest Card Discount (Card required) $1/person
$2/family
Group rates- 10 admissions or more, ages 6 and over.          
 $10/person

 **Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Active Duty service members and up to five members of their family receive free admission.

 

 

Current Discount Admission Promotions:

Washington Quest Card Rate

Show your Washington Quest EBT Card at admissions and get into the History Museum for $1 per person or $2 per family. The card may not be used to purchase the admission.

 

15% Off Admission for AAA Members

    • Up to two discounted regular price adult admissions per membership, per visit
    • Not valid during Model Train Festival
    • Not valid on the Tacoma Museum Pass
    • Members who purchase online must present AAA card at Admissions

 

North American Reciprocal Association (NARM): The Washington State History Museum does not participate in the NARM reciprocal admission program.

 

 

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