Keep your travel costs low by taking transit to the museum. Pierce Trips has created an interactive map showing museums in the Tacoma area that folks can access by transit.
Museums are color-coded, with the nearest transit stops marked in the same color. Click on the bus stops to see which routes serve that stop.
For example, on Thursday's from 5 - 8p, you can visit the Tacoma Art Museum for free and avoid parking fees by hopping on one of ten routes. Adult bus fare is $2 one way, youth ages 6-12 is $1 and kids under age 5 are free.
Can't make it on a Thursday? No worries! Throughout the year, you can check out free museum passes through the Pierce County and Tacoma Library systems as well. All you need is a library card.
Through the library, you can check out museum passes to a variety of museums:
In Gig Harbor, you can visit the Harbor History Museum.
In Lakewood, you can visit the Lakewold Gardens.
In Tacoma, you can visit the Foss Waterway Seaport, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and WA State History Museum.