• 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
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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.

Every art lover wishes to visit the famous Seattle Art Museum. Infact, any visit to Seattle cannot be complete without a visit to Seattle Art Museum. Tickets for Seattle Art Museum are always in demand and sometimes you have to bear long lines to order to get Seattle Art Museum tickets. As you book tickets for Seattle Art Museum with us, you get a chance to understand the significance of art pieces and this place better. Check our tickets section to know the Seattle Art Museum ticket prices in detail.

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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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  • This place was great. It offers art in a range of mediums from ancient, to modern, to abstract.. from all eras and continents and tied together really well.. I appreciated the presence of this gallery greatly during my trip and feel like it is a necessary part of this city. My favorite thing i saw.

  • I rarely ever review places but I was so utterly disappointed in this place that I feel the need to do so. We went the museum on a Friday and looked around the shop and then asked a lady how we purchase tickets. She proceeded to tell us that they only sell x amount of tickets each day and usually they just line up at about 10 am. My family and I had agreed to come back that following Monday and we did so. We got there Monday morning and got in line. It was civil and pretty well done until the lady came by telling us it would be a 1 to 2 hour wait and we may not even get a ticket. We bailed the line so after and that's when my father asked a guard if there was any way they could just count people as they came in and stop when they had enough to keep from people getting angry, like we kinda were. The guard danced around the idea until he finally fessed up that the whole line up thing was just a ploy to sell memberships.....which 90% of the people there will never need again! End of story is this place is terribly ran and wants nothing but your money! My suggestion is to avoid this at all cost. There are so many other beautiful and better ways to spend your time and money in Seattle.

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  • I am not big of art in my family, but my daughter and fiance are. They loved it. We got there at about 4pm, with 1 hour left before they closed. We certainly could have used more time. The museum is donation based, but the suggested adult donation is 20 dollars per person. The museum is large and well laid out.

  • Entertained the family for about 1 1/2 hours. A very nice collection. Best thing about SAM is that while the suggested price for tickets is around $20 a person it is all donation based. We paid $10 for our family of 4 as our cashier suggested. Great way to add some culture and history to your vacation without breaking the bank.

  • The Art museum has a good collection of some of the best exhibits. It would be nice to see more of the masterpieces as they are shared among the museums of the world. The lighting and ambience are pleasant and relaxing.

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