• Phone: +1-2066543100
  • Ticket Price: 20 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm

    Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

    10:00 am - 05:00 pm


    10:00 am - 09:00 pm

    Days: Monday, Tuesday


    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    11:00 am - 02:00 pm
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    Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Show on map

About Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

The Seattle Art Museum has three branches. This is the main museum. The other two are the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park.

This 29000 square metre exhibition space has over 25000 in its collection. Unusually for an exhibit if this size, it does not host much traditional European art, though there is a scattering of paintings by Italian artists. Most of its collection focuses on ethnic art, modern art and 20th century paintings. A notable collection is a spectacular one of Aboriginal Australian Art. Others include Ancient American, Ancient Mediterranean, Islamic, Native American, Oceanic, and Pacific Northwest.

To shore up its exhibitions of traditional art, the museum invites highly rated travelling exhibitions, some of which draw record numbers of visitors.

One of the most magnificent and notable pieces is actually just outside the museum, a 3.5 metre kinetic sculpture called the Hammering Man by Jonathan Borofsky, which celebrates the common worker. It's arm moves up and down four times a minute.

Nearly a million people visit every year.

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Seattle Art Museum Information

  • Paid parking is available.
  • Wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Check out the bookshop, gift shop and souvenir gallery.
  • Check out the Taste Cafe.
  • Check the attraction website for current and upcoming exhibits and events.
  • Discount rates are available for groups of 10 or more people 

Seattle Art Museum Tickets Prices

  • Adults: $19.95
  • Senior(62+): $17.95
  • Military(with ID): $17.95
  • Students (with ID): $12.95
  • Teens (13 -19): $12.95
  • Children (12 and under): free

Seattle Art Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Tour times vary through the year.
  • First Thursday of every month: free admission

  • First Friday of every month: free admission for seniors.

How To Get To Seattle Art Museum by Public Transport

  • Buses 21, 29, 37, 41, 106, 113, 114, 121, 122, 123, 143, 150, 157, 158, 159, 177, 178, 179, 190, 192, 308, 577, 578 ,601 stop 2nd / Pike
  • Buses 5, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 33, 37, 40, 55, 56, 57, 62, 116, 118 119, 120, 124, 131, 132, 304, 355, 994 stop 3rd Ave & Union St
  • LINK Light Rail stop University Street Station- Bay A

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  • The SAM is always a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening. It isn't the largest museum ever, but they do have quite a broad collection that would interest anyone who visits. Everything from ancient Aztec and Roman artifacts, to impressionist and modern/abstract paintings are set out to take you through a journey of historical events. They even offer tour guides to show you around and give you deeper insight into the artists/era/piece specifically. Fun fact: the first Thursday of the month is free admission!

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  • What they're doing is cool (optional admission fee) but the layout and the exhibitions weren't very interesting at all. I didn't see the red tape in front of a piece of art and had my toe a bit over the line, and a woman was all "ma'am, please step away from the painting" which is fine, except she said it in a really rude voice, and my friend gave me a "jeez-this-woman-has-a-stick-up-her-butt" look. which was interesting. I feel like the rest of the employees were the classic Seattle Cold Shoulder type.

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  • Amazing displays of pop culture. Really interesting and fun. Divided into sections so you can see your favourite parts first; Fantasy, Horror, etc.

  • Nice space between works. Big and bright rooms. Many different themes. Helpful personal. Worth a couple hours.

  • We went to SAM for special exhibit of Kehinde Wiley "A New Republic". It was well organized, really interesting, his works were amazing. Easy access to parking and from parking, it's a same building, and even after when museum close, you can use parking(open door with your card. I bought membership (dual membership, you can add another person), so for whole year you can visit 3 locations : SAM, Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park for free.

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