Seattle Children’s Museum has joined The Seattle Public Library’s Museum Pass program, which offers free admission to 17 Seattle museum and cultural organizations for Library cardholders.

Each pass will allow five people, at least one of whom must be aged 10 or under, to access the museum for free during regular business hours. The museum provides free admission for children ages 12 months and under.

"Seattle Children’s Museum is thrilled to partner with The Seattle Public Library to expand access to early learning opportunities for children ages 10 and under and their families," said Christi Stapleton, Executive Director for the Seattle Children's Museum. "We strive to be a resource for ALL kids in our community, so joining the Library’s Museum Pass program is a natural fit. We look forward to welcoming even more area families through this collaboration with hands-on exhibits and educational programming year-round."

Founded in 1979, the Seattle Children's Museum features over 22,000 square feet of play space designed for kids ages 10 months to 10 years to enjoy with their families. Visit for more information and current operating hours.

How to use the Museum Pass program

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.         

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

Participating museums and cultural organizations

Other participating organizations include: The Burke Museum, The Center for Wooden Boats, Flying Heritage Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Living Computers: Museum + Lab, The Log House Museum, MoPOP, Museum of Flight, Museum of History & Industry, Nordic Museum, Northwest African American Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Public Theater, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and Woodland Park Zoo.

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