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Museum and Park Passes

Museum and Park Passes

Enjoy local art, parks, culture, history, and science museums for free with your library card!

Museum and Park Passes

Enjoy local art, parks, culture, history, and science museums for free with your library card!

Did you know you can use your King County Library System (KCLS) library card to get free passes to local museums? Reserve your pass and start planning your day at the museum.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Museum Closures

Museums may be closing in response to the outbreak. We are canceling affected passes but are unable to notify Museum Pass holders. Please confirm museum status before visiting.

BAM gallery

View Available Passes by Date

Are you interested in spending a specific day at a museum? You can look for available passes by date on the monthly calendar.

View, cancel, or print an existing pass

Tips

New museum passes become available every day at 2:00 pm. There are a limited number of passes and they are often claimed very quickly. For the more popular museums, you should go to the museum passes registration page right at 2:00 pm to get passes for two weeks in the future.  

The easiest way for you to search for passes may be to view the availability of all museums by date.

You can find details about each museum's requirements, limitations, and other information on the museum passes registration page. Each museum is different, so be sure to read the instructions carefully.

If you need help with free museum passes, visit your local library or call Bellevue Library staff at 425-450-1765.

For detailed instructions on error messages and how to cancel or change a museum pass registration, visit our museum passes FAQs. 

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Museums Currently Offered

Guest exploring BAM gallery

Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), Bellevue

  • Museum closed, no passes available
  • Must show printed or digital pass to enter
  • Four passes offered each day
  • Pass admits 2 individuals
  • Closed every Monday and Tuesday
  • Admission is free on First Fridays (no pass required)
  • Each family/group may use only one pass every 90 days
KidsQuest Children's Museum Climber

KidsQuest Museum, Bellevue

  • Museum closed, no passes available
  • Must show printed or digital pass to enter
  • Eight passes offered each day
  • Pass admits 2 individuals
  • Closed most Mondays (Check the KidsQuest website for Monday summer hours)
  • One pass per household every 90 days
Woman walking alone on a trail in the forest, wearing a green backpack.

Check Out Washington, Washington State Parks

  • Must display the physical pass on your vehicle
  • Fifteen passes are available for holds
  • Pass admits 1 vehicle
  • Pass can be used for park visits on up to 7 days
  • Pass checks out for 14 days (includes mailing time)
  • Check the Discover Pass website for park hours and locations
  • One pass per household every 90 days
Pavilion Wide Interior South at The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight (Seattle)

  • Museum reopens September 5, passes available starting September 14, 2020
  • Must show printed or digital pass and matching photo ID to enter
  • Face coverings mandatory for ages 5 and up (please see other visitor guidelines and museum's COVID-19 disclaimer)
  • Two passes offered each day
  • Museum closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 youths (age 5-17) during regular hours
  • Pass does not include entry to special exhibitions
  • Children age 4 and under are free (no pass required)
  • Charges may apply for some interactive experiences, special exhibitions, and additional visitors
MoPOP guitar gallery

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)​, Seattle

  • Museum opens September 18 (limited dates available for library passes)
  • Face coverings required for ages 3 and up, and other safety guidelines
  • Timed entry not available for library passes, use "partner tickets" line at East entry
  • Pass holders admitted on a first come, first served basis
  • Must show printed pass and matching photo ID to enter
  • Four passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children, ages 5-17, for general admission to MoPOP only, excluding special exhibits, programs, or events
  • Children 4 and under are free (no pass required)
  • Charges may apply for interactive experiences or special exhibitions
Gallery at NAAMNW

Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), Seattle

  • Museum closed, no passes available
  • Must show printed pass to enter
  • Five passes offered each day
  • Pass admits 4 individuals during regular hours, excluding special engagements and events
  • Closed every Monday and Tuesday
  • Admission is free on First Thursdays (no pass required)
Guests discovering the coral reef at Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

  • Aquarium open, passes available
  • Masks are required during your visit
  • Upon arrival, enter the walk-up line to reserve an entry time
  • Children ages 2 and under are not required to wear a mask
  • Must show printed or digital pass, and matching photo ID to enter
  • Six passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to 4 individuals
  • Children under 3 are free (no pass required)
Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum (WSHM), Tacoma

  • Museum reopened September 29; library passes available for admission starting October 24
  • Must show printed or digital pass to enter
  • Twelve passes offered each day
  • Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children (under age of 18)
  • Closed every Monday
  • The first two hours on Tuesdays (10:00am-noon) are reserved for ages 65 and older
  • Face masks required, social distancing, and other guidelines
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