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National Nordic Museum Hours

The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Please see WELCOME BACK for timed tickets.
MEMBERS: Please LOG IN before reserving your free tickets or registering for events.
Membership discounts are applied at checkout.





Welcome back!

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Timed ticketing is required for all guests—Members and visitors alike—to maintain physical distancing and manage capacity in the Museum. Select your time and date of your visit below to reserve (Members) or purchase (general admission) your ticket. 

Masks are required by all visitors except children under the age of two (2).

To receive help with complimentary passes, reciprocal memberships, or other admissions discount questions, please contact Guest Services by email or call 206.789.5707.

Your electronic confirmation and ticket will be emailed to you after your transaction is complete. If they do not arrive, email Guest Services or call 206.789.5707 before your visit.

Museum Members are always free!

Membership discounts are applied at checkout. Make sure to LOG IN to reserve your free tickets now. Members do not need to purchase tickets for the Among Forests and Lakes exhibition; it is included in your reserved tickets. 


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Important Information for Visiting the Museum

Timed Ticketing Required for Members and Visitors

All visitors—Members and guests alike—must reserve their admission ticket in advance. This applies to guests with complimentary passes as well. This is to ensure proper social distancing and state-mandated capacity restrictions. Your ticket includes access to all galleries. You may arrive at the Museum for entry anytime within the timeframe listed on your ticket. Entry and re-entry privileges are not permitted once you have redeemed your tickets. We ask that you keep your time at the Museum to no more than 2 hours so other visitors can enjoy their time in the galleries as well.


Safety Measures in Place

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

  • Masks or face coverings are required inside the building and on Museum grounds outside
  • 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

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

  • Regular 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 email Guest Services. We thank you for being our partners in safety.


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 for up to 5 people per card. For more information, please email Guest Services.
  • As part of Free First Thursday, admission to the Museum is free on the first Thursday of each month. 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.