Seattle Washington Museums
History buffs of all ages will be thrilled to learn that the Washington State History Museum will reopen on September 29, and they are not the only ones.
The museum is as grand as any in the city and it is certainly eclectic and fun, but there are other art walks worth visiting. The Bellevue Art Museum plans to reopen with a new exhibition of works by Seattle-based glass artists. Visit some of the city's largest museums where you can visit them, including the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Museum of Natural History and Seattle Public Library. There are also several other art walks that are worth visiting at the Washington State History Museum and the University of Washington Museum.
The museum is located in the Seattle Center, where you can take the cable car to Pike Place Market, and it is part of Seattle City Pass promotion. Also on the University of Seattle campus is the recently renovated Burke Museum, also located near the University of Washington campus. You can save money by buying a combined ticket to Space Needle and Chihuly Museum for $10, or a combination of both. This not only saves money, but also gives you access to a number of other museums and galleries in downtown Seattle that are equally worth visiting, such as the Museum of Natural History and the Washington State History Museum.
On a clear day, the Space Needle observation deck is probably the best place in Seattle to get a sense of how beautiful the city is. Enjoy Seattle twice a day, where you can explore the ever-changing offerings at the Natural History Museum and the Chihuly Museum. These tours depart several times a day from the Waterfront in Seattle and show you the beautiful Seattle water skyline. The Sculpture Park is a great place to walk and walk with children, or if you are not interested in art itself, but it offers fantastic views of the sound, the mountains and the ferries.
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is one of the most popular museums in the United States and the only one in Seattle. The arboretum is jointly managed by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Botanical Garden. It is located in the heart of Seattle, just a few blocks from downtown and just across the street from Seattle Center.
The Olympic Sculpture Park is located on the central waterfront of Seattle and the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) is located in Volunteer Park. The main museum is located in downtown Seattle, but the Olympic Art Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park are right next to each other. The Seattle Art Museum has the largest contemporary art collection in the United States and is one of the most popular museums in Seattle.
All three are within walking distance of each other, with Olympic Art Park and Olympic Sculpture Park just blocks from the Seattle Art Museum.
Nestled in the Old Seattle Paperworks, this quirky attraction has been delighting curious tourists at Pike Place Market for years. Located at Pier 57, Seattle's Great Wheel is one of the most popular attractions at Seattle's largest theme park and the city's first roller coaster.
Seattle is surrounded by water, and the bridges between Bellevue and Redmond span the largest bay in the interior of Puget. The Seattle Art Museum has the largest contemporary art collection in the United States and one of the largest collections of its kind in the world. The collection of this museum goes back to Seattle's first art museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Seattle, which merged with the Seattle Public Library (now Washington State Library) in 1917. Since then it has grown to over 25,000 pieces and its collection is always a big attraction. Surrounded by houseboats, it houses some of Washington's most unique and unique artworks, as well as a museum of art history.
The Seattle Art Museum, located at Pike Place Market in downtown, is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. This quirky attraction delights curious tourists at Pike Place Market with its Nestled Garden, a collection of artworks from around the world. The Natural History Museum on the university campus is the perfect place to view real dinosaur fossils! The Klondike Gold Rush Museum in Seattle, housed in the historic Cadillac Hotel, is located on grounds in the National Park.
In 1994, the original Volunteer Park museum building was renovated and reopened as the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the Robert Venturi-designed building was later expanded by Portland's Allied Works Architecture. The new museum opened in late 1991 and served as a catalyst for the progressive revitalization of downtown Seattle. At the end of 2010, the city centre reopened with an elegant, contemporary design that opened the city's museum and combined street life with museum life. Today, it has been fully restored as an ecosystem of native plants and sustainable design and currently houses a collection of over 1,000 works by artists from around the world, as well as an outdoor amphitheater.