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Visit a place where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Heritage Museum is the only museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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Now on View: Imaging the Arctic by Tod Gangler
Maria Coryell-Martin, Kristin Laidre & Finnish photographer Tiina Itkonen

December 12, 2014 – February 22, 2015

This interdisciplinary exhibit explores the impact of climate change on West Greenland’s ecology and culture through the work of three women: marine mammal biologist Dr. Kristin Laidre, expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin, and Finnish photographer Tiina Itkonen.

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Image: Watercolor of Niaqornat, Greenland by Maria Coryell-Martin

Exhibtion Lecture: Imaging the Arctic

How can science and art work together? Marine mammal biologist Dr. Kristin Laidre and expeditionary artist Maria Coryell Martin will present their fieldwork and collaboration investigating the impact of sea ice loss on narwhals, iconic species of the Arctic. Laidre is a research scientist for the University of Washington’s Polar Science Center studying how environmental factors change the movement and behavior of top marine predators. Coryell-Martin works in the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators, working with scientists to promote environmental awareness. Come hear and see their story.

Suggested donation: $5




Happy Hour at Reubens Brews
Thursday, February 5
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join the Nordic Heritage Museum for Happy Hour at award-winning local nano-brewery Reuben's Brews. $1 from every drink purchased will be donated to the Museum. Come help support two local Ballard favorites!

Reuben’s Brews
1406 NW 53rd St
Seattle, WA 98107

New MuseumCapital Campaign Updates: The New Nordic Heritage Museum

Read about progress on the Capital Campaign, see renderings and models, and find out how you can contribute to the new Nordic Heritage Museum! Every day we get closer to closing the funding gap and every dollar makes a difference. Consider a donation today!

Museum Address

3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Museum Hours

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

We are closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

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Seniors and college students $7
Children over 5 years $6
Children under 5 years free

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