Washington State History Museum

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Facility:Washington State History Museum
Description:The Washington State History Museum is where fascination and FUN come together! People of all ages can explore and be entertained in an environment where characters from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays and dramatic artifacts, learn about our state's unique people and places, as well as their impact on the country and the world.

Begin your journey through Washington with an architectural masterpiece: designed by Charles Moore and Arthur Andersson, the 106,000 square foot museum building stands proudly on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma. The museum boasts soaring spaces and dramatic archways that invite you into a history experience full of colors, textures, sights, and sounds.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1911 Pacific Avenue
Address 2:
City:Tacoma
State/Province:WA
Zip Code:98402
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 AM-4 PM
Thursday 10 AM-4 PM*
Friday 10 AM-4 PM
Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday 10 AM-5 PM

*On the Third Thursday of each month, the Museum is open until 8 PM with FREE admission from 2-8 PM.
Admission:Adult (18 & over): $8.00
Senior (60+): $7.00
Student (6-17 yrs): $6.00
Military: $6.00
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): $25.00
Child (5 and under): FREE

Group rates available.
Telephone:(253) 272-3500
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Amanda R, Co-op Member
Spread across three or four floors in an old train station, the history of the state is portrayed in various hands on ehhibits.
The main floor is a WA state time line in 3D. As you walk through you start with the geology and how the land was formed, then first peoples, Lewis and Clark and other settlers, pioneers, railroads, mining, and move on to regional industry.
There are always visiting exhibits, facinating for mom, usually less interactive and there for less engaging for my boys. But on the upper floor there is a history lab (reminds me more of a science center) with an explanation of how anthropologist and archeologist do their thing. This is a must see everytime we go.
Amanda R, Co-op Member
Spread across three or four floors in an old train station, the history of the state is portrayed in various hands on ehhibits.
The main floor is a WA state time line in 3D. As you walk through you start with the geology and how the land was formed, then first peoples, Lewis and Clark and other settlers, pioneers, railroads, mining, and move on to regional industry.
There are always visiting exhibits, facinating for mom, usually less interactive and there for less engaging for my boys. But on the upper floor there is a history lab (reminds me more of a science center) with an explanation of how anthropologist and archeologist do their thing. This is a must see everytime we go.
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