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

How you reserve a pass is changing, starting on November 1.

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.

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BAM gallery

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 instruction 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:

Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), Bellevue

  • 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
Guest exploring BAM gallery

KidsQuest Museum, Bellevue

  • 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
KidsQuest Children's Museum Climber

The Museum of Flight (Seattle)

  • Must show printed pass and matching photo ID to enter
  • Two passes offered each day
  • 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
  • Admission is free from 5-9 pm on First Thursdays (no pass required)
Pavilion Wide Interior South at The Museum of Flight

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)​, Seattle

  • 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
MoPOP guitar gallery

Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), Seattle

  • 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) 
Gallery at NAAMNW

Seattle Art Museum (SAM), Seattle

  • Must show printed or digital pass to enter
  • Ten passes offered each day
  • Pass admits 2 individuals during regular business hours and includes admission to special exhibitions
  • Charges may apply to special museum events or programs
  • Closed every Monday and Tuesday
  • Open some Mondays with passes (check SAM website)​
  • First Thursdays of every month:
    • Admission to SAM Collections and Installations is free to all (no pass required)
    • Admission to Special Exhibition is discounted (pass required)
    • No passes available on First Thursdays when no Special Exhibition is on view (check calendar)
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Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

  • Must show printed or digital pass, and matching photo ID to enter
  • Twelve passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to 4 individuals
  • Children under 3 are free (no pass required)
Guests discovering the coral reef at Seattle Aquarium

Washington State History Museum (WSHM), Tacoma

  • 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
  • Third Thursday of each month, admission to the Museum is free from 3-8 pm (no pass required)
  • No passes accepted during annual Model Train Festival
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