Seattle-area residents who have a card with The Seattle Public Library can visit more museums for free, courtesy of the Library’s Museum Pass program. Five Seattle museums have rejoined the program: the Center for Wooden Boats, the Henry Art Gallery, Museum of History & Industry, the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Including these partners, the Library is now offering passes to 11 cultural institutions:

  • Burke Museum
  • Center for Wooden Boats
  • Henry Art Gallery
  • Museum of Flight
  • Museum of History & Industry
  • Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
  • National Nordic Museum
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Art Museum & Seattle Asian Art Museum (shared pass)
  • Wing Luke Museum


Library cardholders can reserve one free Museum Pass per week. Each Museum Pass provides admission for at least two adults; some passes allow more, and may include free admission for kids ages 17 and under. You can sign up for a pass to a specific organization once every 30 days.      New passes are available every day after 12 p.m.

The program reservation system requires you to enter your Library card number and personal identification number (PIN), then choose a specific date and print the museum pass. To read more details and reserve a museum pass, visit

The Museum Pass program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.


Separate from the Museum Pass, the Library also loans the Discover Pass, which you can learn about on our Outdoor Recreation page ( The Discover Pass provides access to more than 100 state parks, more than 350 primitive recreation sites, nearly 700 water-access points and nearly 2,000 miles of designated water and land recreation trails. Library patrons can use their Library card to reserve a Discover Pass in the online catalog, as they would a book or other physical material. The checkout period for a Discover Pass is two weeks.



No Library card? No problem. People who live in the Library’s service area can sign up for a card in minutes and in multiple languages. Go to to get started.

The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and form strong partnerships with local organizations to offer services that are accessible to all.

Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.