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The Tacoma Museum District is one of the jewels of the South Sound! It is comprised of six premier museums, all within walking distance (or a free ride on the Link light rail) of each other in Tacoma’s historic downtown. Each museum shares a different aspect of Pacific Northwest arts and culture and they all work together to share the wonders of Tacoma as a destination, whether it's for a staycation or a vacation! 

EXPLORE A NEIGHBORHOOD OF MUSEUMS WITH THE TACOMA MUSEUM PASS!

Visit all six premier museums for one low price! Purchase the Tacoma Museum Pass, and enjoy a single admission to each of the six museums any time within a one-year period. Museums include:

Washington State History Museum logoWashington State History Museum

At the Washington State History Museum, people of all ages can explore and be entertained through interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays, and dramatic artifacts. Learn about Washington's unique people and places, and their impact on our country and the world. See dynamic traveling exhibitions, special features, and hands-on permanent exhibitions.

Tacoma Art Museum logoTacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum is an anchor in the city’s downtown and a gathering place for connecting people through art via thoughtful exhibitions, exciting events, and enriching programs. The museum’s collection of more than 4,500 works emphasizes the art and artists of the Northwest and broader western region.

America's Car Museum logoLeMay - America's Car Museum

LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), an entity of America’s Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. America’s Car Museum serves as an educational center for students of all ages, features 12 rotating exhibits and hosts five annual Signature Events.

Museum of Glass logoMuseum of Glass

The Museum of Glass is a center that nurtures artists, celebrates the dramatic Studio Glass movement and encourages creativity. This vision is realized through exhibitions in its galleries, art installations on its outdoor plazas, the hands-on art studio, and the Museum’s diverse educational programs, as well as the Hot Shop, where visitors can watch artists create art from molten glass.

Foss Waterway Seaport logoFoss Waterway Seaport

Located on the waterfront in a century-old wooden wheat warehouse, The Foss Waterway Seaport was originally built for cargo arriving by rail and departing by sail during the early years of Tacoma. The Foss Waterway Seaport is Puget Sound's premier maritime heritage, education and event center where families, students and communities come to discover, explore, work and play.

Children's Museum of Tacoma logoChildren's Museum of Tacoma

The Children's Museum of Tacoma honors children and champions play. Everything we do begins with our image of the child. We believe children are compassionate, capable, inquisitive, creative, valuable, contributing and dreamers. Our vision is to be a leader in our community in using play to learn, to grow, and to thrive.

Whether you're a visitor to town or lucky enough to live here, you'll love the Tacoma Museum Pass! 

  • Save 25% compared to regular admission to all six museums!
  • One single admission to each museum. 
  • Valid for one year from the first museum visit (e.g., if you visit Tacoma Art Museum on June 21, 2017, you have until June 21, 2018 to use your Tacoma Museum Pass for a single visit to each of the other five museums!).

$52.50 for adults (ages 18 and above)
$42 for students (ages 6-17 or older with valid high school ID),
military, and seniors (age 65 and over)
Ages 0-5 free.

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Purchase the pass and print your receipt. Bring your receipt to any of the six museums to pick up your Tacoma Museum Pass.

NOTE: When you purchase your pass, you will receive an email confirmation, which you will need to redeem at one of the participating museums in order to receive your hard copy passes. Actual passes will not be mailed automatically.

Terms & Restrictions

  • The Tacoma Museum Pass is valid for ONE YEAR from the date you redeem your e-ticket at the first museum you visit.
  • Redeem at each participating museum prior to the expiration date.
  • Each pass is good for one visit to each of the six participating museums.
  • Maximum purchase is 10 passes per person.
  • We can arrange bulk purchases for hotels and tour providers. Passes are not discounted for bulk sales as the price of the pass already reflects a 25% discount on museum admission.

For more information, contact:

Julianna Verboort
Marketing & Communications Director
Washington State Historical Society
253-798-5902
julianna.verboort@wshs.wa.gov

Tacoma has truly transformed itself with the rapid emergence of a dramatic "Museum District" in the heart of  downtown. The Children's Museum of Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, and the Washington State History Museum are within blocks of each other, connected by the spectacular Chihuly Bridge of Glass and historic Union Station (which also features Chihuly art).  LeMay - America's Car Museum\ and the Foss Waterway Seaport Maritime Museum complete the district. 

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