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Museum Passes

Museum Passes

Enjoy local art, 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.

Museum visit

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.

BAM gallery

View, cancel, or print an existing pass


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 instruction on error messages and how to cancel or change a museum pass registration, visit our Museum Passes FAQs


Museums Currently Offered:

Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), Bellevue

  • Four passes offered each day
  • Every Monday (closed)
  • Every Tuesday (closed)
  • First Friday of every month Free (no passes)
Guest exploring BAM gallery

KidsQuest Museum, Bellevue

  • Eight passes offered each day
  • Closed most Mondays
  • Check the KidsQuest website for Monday summer hours
KidsQuest Children's Museum Climber

The Museum of Flight (Seattle)

  • Four passes offered each day
  • Closed every Monday and Tuesday
  • First Friday of every month is free (no passes)
Pavilion Wide Interior South at The Museum of Flight

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)​, Seattle

  • Four passes offered each day
MoPOP guitar gallery

Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), Seattle

  • Five passes offered each day
  • Closed every Monday and Tuesday
Gallery at NAAMNW

Seattle Art Museum (SAM), Seattle

  • Ten passes offered each day
  • Closed every Monday and Tuesday
  • Open some Mondays with passes (check SAM website)​
  • First Thursday of every month:
    • Admission to SAM Collections and Installations is free to all (pass not required)
    • Admission to Special Exhibition is discounted (pass required)
    • No passes available on First Thursdays when no Special Exhibition is on view (check calendar)
Museum visit

Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

  • Twelve passes offered each day
  • No exceptions except for special occasions
Guests discovering the coral reef at Seattle Aquarium

Washington State History Museum (WSHM), Tacoma

  • Six passes offered each day
  • Closed every Monday
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