There is an upcoming event on September 24, 2011 where you can obtain free admission through Smithsonian Magazine. Just choose from a list of participating museums and receive 2 free tickets. Don't forget other great museums that offer free admission on certain days of the week. Check out those links below and enjoy a museum with your child! free tickets.
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98195
When: First Thursdays are free, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Burke Museum of History and Culture features numerous exhibits covering a wide range of subjects, including animal life, plant life and traditional and contemporary cultures. There are also a variety of lectures, events and workshops held throughout the year at the Burke Museum of Natural and Cultural History, which is located on the University of Washington campus.
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
When: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m – 5 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday)
Admission: Parking and admission are always free.
The Frye Art Museum houses late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century paintings and sculpture from European artists in their permanent collections, but also features exhibits works from internationally famous and emerging artists. The Frye Art Museum also hosts a variety of public events, programs, lectures, and more.
Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
When: Free on the first Thursday of each month, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (in winter only)
Architecture, science fiction, and music — that’s the Experience Music Project and Sci-Fi Museum in a nut shell. Housed in a Frank Gehry-designed building and located at the Seattle Center, the museums allow visitors to browse interactive exhibits on popular music and sci-fi literature and media. Visit the first Thursday of every month for a free live music show.
SAM - Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2003
All free day programs include access to special exhibitions as well as all SAM collections and installations.
* First Thursdays: Free to all
* First Friday: Free to seniors (age 62+)
* Second Fridays, 5–9 pm: Free to teens (ages 13–19) with ID