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National Nordic Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. Find our latest closure information and how you can help the Museum here




Purchase a gift card now for your future visit!

The National Nordic Museum is currently closed in compliance with "Stay at Home."

If you have already purchased a ticket, we will honor it at a later date. If you need assistance, please call (206) 789.5707. We plan to reopen soon. Subscribe to the Museum newsletter for up-to-date information.


Museum Members are always free!

As a Member of the National Nordic Museum, your admission to the core galleries and special exhibitions is always free. Please see our Membership page for more information or to join!


Welcome Back—Important Information for When the Museum Reopens

Timed Ticketing

Once the Museum reopens, all guests must reserve their admission ticket in advance—even Members or guests with complimentary passes. This is to ensure proper social distancing and state-mandated capacity restrictions. Your ticket includes access to our Special Exhibition Gallery with our temporary exhibition as well as our permanent galleries. Your ticket guarantees a two (2)  hour visit to the Museum, starting at the entry time listed on your confirmation. Please arrive at the Museum with sufficient time for you to check-in for your assigned time. Entry and re-entry privileges are not permitted outside of the original 30-minute entry window. Please respect this time frame so other visitors can enjoy their time in the gallery as well.


We are taking measures to ensure your comfort and safety during your visit to the Museum.* Please follow the guidelines below:

  • Follow the marked path to ensure safe traffic flow and social distance for all guests.
  • When walking through the galleries, please allow for 6 feet (2 meters) between visitors.
  • Face coverings, masks, or shields are required inside the building and on Museum grounds outside.

Following CDC recommendations, the Museum is taking extra steps to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. These steps include:

  • Hourly sanitization of high-traffic areas, including elevators, bathrooms, and door pulls
  • Providing face masks to all visitors who do not have their own
  • Requiring staff to wear face masks in public areas
  • Requiring staff to monitor themselves for signs of illness

By order of the Department of Health, the Museum is required to capture your name for contact tracing.  The Museum will not share your information with any other third party.

*While the Museum is taking the above precautions and enforcing social distancing measures, please be aware that by entering the galleries visitors are responsible for their own safety, understand the risks, and do not hold the National Nordic Museum liable for illness. If you wish to opt out of contact tracing and remain anonymous please contact Guest Services Manager, Becky Forsberg, at beckyf@nordicmuseum.org. We thank you for being our partners in safety.

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The National Nordic Museum also offers opportunities for discounted or free admissions:

  • As a participant in the Museums for All program, the Museum offers reduced admission for all visitors with public assistance identification cards. Bring your WIC, EBT, SNAP, Medicaid, ProviderOne, etc. or registered Foster Family identification to the museum to receive $2 general admission and $1 Special Gallery admission for up to 5 people per card. For more information, please contact Guest Services at beckyf@nordicmuseum.org.
  • The First Thursday of very month is Free Museum day. All general galleries are available at no cost. Access to the Special Gallery exhibition is available for $5 per person. Make sure to stop at the Admissions Desk to check in for First Thursday!

The National Nordic Museum is a proud participant in the Seattle Safe Place program.