Hosted by the Smithsonian, many museums in the region will be free to visit on Museum Day.While saving on admission prices, 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 September 21 you can visit the Children's Museum in Downtown Tacoma for free and avoid parking fees by hopping on one of 11 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 Museum Day? No worries! Throughout the year, you can check out museum passes through the Pierce County and Tacoma Library systems as well. All you need is a library card.
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.