Tacoma Museum District and Tacoma Museum Pass!
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 promote the district - and Tacoma - as a destination.
And you can visit them all for one low price by purchasing the Tacoma Museum Pass, good for a full year!
Destinations in the Tacoma Museum District include:
At the Washington State History Museum, 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.
Celebrating 81 years, 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.
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.
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.
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.
At the Children's Museum of Tacoma, our mission is to honor children and champion 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.
Explore a neighborhood of museums with The Tacoma Museum Pass!
Now includes all six museums!
Visit the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport and the Children's Museum of Tacoma for one low price with the
Tacoma Museum Pass.
$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.
That's a 25% discount on admission to all six museums!
Purchase the pass and print your receipt. Then bring it to any of the six museums to pick up your Tacoma Museum Pass ticket.
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 expiration.
- Each pass is good for one visit to each of the participating museums.
- Maximum purchase is 10 passes per person.
- We do 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 each museum's admission.
For more information, contact:
Marketing & Communications Director
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma has truly transformed itself with the rapid emergence of a dramatic "Museum District" in the heart of downtown. The Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, and the Washington State History Museum linked within walking distance by the spectacular Chihuly Bridge of Glass and historic Union Station, which also filled with Chihuly art. The Children's Museum, the America's Car Museum, and the Maritime Museum complete the district. Today Tacoma is indeed a "Museum Mecca"" with so many cultural attractions within easy walking distance of each other. ~ The Travel Tacoma website