Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Presidents’ Day Weekend. Last weekend, I was up in Seattle with my girlfriend and we were visiting her sister. When we checked into our hotel, the front desk staff informed us that February was Seattle Museum Month and all participating museums were 50% or 100% off. That was a pleasant surprise, since we planned to check out some of Seattle’s museums during our stay. The card is only for guests staying in participating downtown hotels, so if you are staying outside the city, you might be out of luck. This discount is even better than the local discount. Take this card with you to every museum and show it when you purchase your museum tickets. Since today is February 20, you only have 8 more days to take advantage of the discount, but if you are visiting Seattle for this weekend’s FTU Signature Event, this could be perfect for you (unfortunately, I won’t be at the FTU this weekend).
Inside the card envelope, there is also a double sided map showing all participating museums. Pink museums are 50% off and green museums are 100% off. We started at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum (right next to the Seattle Space Needle), then walked to the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), then walked through Olympic Sculpture Park (just a park, not a museum) and down to the Seattle Aquarium.
Then on Sunday, we stopped at the Museum of Flight before heading to the SeaTac Airport (and SEA Centurion Studio).
Here are some photos from the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. The artwork is very pretty and colorful. Just don’t break anything :)
Then we went to the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). They have a Jim Henson Muppets exhibit (temporary) and a Seattle Seahawks Championship room. Seeing Kermit the Frog (and some of his other friends) was my favorite part of the museum.
Our next stop was the Seattle Aquarium. The aquarium is celebrating Octopus week (month?) and was pretty busy. The aquarium is not very big, so it felt very crowded, but we had fun walking around the tanks and seeing the sea creatures. We timed our visit to the Sea Lion (Seal?) tank perfectly since we saw the trainers feed them. Some days I really wish I was a Sea Lion (Seal?)…
Last but not least, we stopped at the Museum of Flight (about 10-15 minutes north of SeaTac Airport). We only spent 1.5 hours inside before we had to head to the airport, but you could spend many more hours walking around and reading about the various airplanes and spacecraft inside. There was a model airplane convention going on during our visit.
We did not plan on seeing so many museums during our weekend in Seattle, but the Seattle Museum Month card definitely came in handy and saved us some money. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!
P.S. On Monday, I finally used my Fly Bay Area Groupon. The flight was 35-40 minutes from takeoff to landing, but I flew about 60% of the time, including some banks and turns. It was exciting and the views were amazing.