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Museums

The museums in our area provide ample opportunity for education and enjoyment. Here are some of the most important museums in the Puget Sound region:

Seattle Art Museum

100 University St, 206-654-3100
In addition to major touring exhibitions of modern and classical art, Seattle's primary art museum has a permanent collection that includes ancient art; art of Asia, Africa and Oceania; European painting, sculpture and prints; modern and contemporary art; and Native American art.
Read more: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org

Seattle Asian Art Museum

P.O. Box 22000, 206-654-3121
Set in Capitol Hill's beautiful Volunteer Park, this historic art-moderne building houses a world-renowned collection of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Southeast Asian and Himalayan art.
Read more: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/visitSAAM.asp

The Children's Museum-Seattle

305 Harrison St, 206-441-1768
The Children's Museum offers children and their families a fun, interactive learning experience. Children will learn role-playing, problem solving, eye-hand coordination and teamwork through a number of unique exhibits and programs
Read more: http://www.thechildrensmuseum.org

The Seattle Art Museum

Experience Music Project (EMP)

325 5th Ave N, 206-770-2702
The world's first interactive music museum, EMP is designed to let visitors experience and explore music like never before. Along with more than 80,000 artifacts from music history, the 140,000 sq ft museum includes playable instruments and music equipment, a restaurant, a lounge, the "Sky Church" musical venue and an exhibit dedicated to Seattle's own great Jimi Hendrix.
Read more: http://www.emplive.com

Burke Museum

17th Ave NE and NE 45th St, 206-543-5590
Located on the campus of the University of Washington, the Burke Museum is a major national resource for information on the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. Within its walls rest towering totem poles, huge hand-carved canoes, the region's only dinosaur skeleton, gems, minerals and fossils of all kinds.
Read more: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum

Henry Art Gallery

15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 206-543-2280
The first public art museum in the state, the Henry Art Gallery can be found on the campus of the University of Washington. The gallery has over 40,000 square feet, including a 154-seat auditorium and a multi-media gallery. One of the most fascinating new additions is the James Turrell Skyspace, Light Reign. This permanent installation piece is a freestanding elliptical chamber whose roof opening allows visitors to view the sky. The museums hosts programs throughout the year that invite dialogue about culture, politics, aesthetics, and the traditions of visual art in recent centuries.
Read more: http://www.henryart.org


Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)

2700 24th Ave East, 206-324-1126
The Museum of History and Industry is the definitive place to learn about the history of Seattle and King County. MOHAI collects, preserves, and presents the rich history of the Pacific Northwest to over 60,000 annual visitors. Year round lectures, panels, and walking tours are held at the museum.
Read more: http://www.seattlehistory.org

Totem poles outside the Burke

Museum of Flight

9404 E Marginal Way, 206-764-5700
Experience the wonder of aviation like never before at the Museum of Flight! The Personal Courage Wing features 28 fighter aircraft in a dazzling setting, while the Great Gallery has dozens of full-size aircraft flying in formation six stories high. Museumgoers can even hop into the cockpit of a SR-71 Blackbird or F/A 18 Hornet, or board America's first presidential jet-Air Force One.
Read more: http://www.museumofflight.org

Nordic Heritage Museum

3014 NW 67th, 206-789-5707
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. Everything from textiles to china to photographs is gathered into five ethnic galleries, one for each country.
Read more: http://www.nordicmuseum.com