Tacoma Museum District

Six major museums line Tacoma's downtown core to form an impressive and distinct district, showcasing some of the world's best collections and unique artwork.

Discover creative culture, exquisite glass, timeless history, classic automobiles, family fun, and maritime heritage in Tacoma’s Museum District.

Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum connects people through art, displaying inspired collections of work by Northwest artists and traveling exhibits.

Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass dominates the skyline with its 90-foot angled silver cone which houses a working Hot Shop amphitheater.

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

The Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a 500-foot pedestrian walkway, connects the Museum of Glass to the Washington State History Museum plaza. The bridge contains three displays of Chihuly glass art, creating a free outdoor "museum."

Upcoming Events

Dine We Must Jun 14

Dine We Must

Dine We Must farm-to-table dinner is a whimsical night full of culinary delights. As you visit and explore the Fort’s historic buildings, enjoy appetizers, and a cash bar supporting the Fort Nisqually Foundation. Partake in a game or take a…

Free Third Thursday and Downtown Artwalk Jun 20

Free Third Thursday and Downtown Artwalk

Tacoma's monthly Third Thursday museum district celebration! Local museums offer free or discounted admission once a month, and often feature special activities. Visit the Washington State History Museum for free from 3pm to 8pm. You can…

Juneteenth Commemoration Jun 20

Juneteenth Commemoration

Commemorate Juneteenth through an evening of programming curated by BLK WINS. BLK WINS strives to be a direct resource for people, specifically Black youth, to discover and identify who we truly are, where we come from, and how we got here…

Summer Bonsai Solstice Jun 22

Summer Bonsai Solstice

An open house for the summer solstice. This is one of only two nights a year when we stay open past 4 pm. Come take in the light and beauty of our woods and bonsai, have a stroll, meet up with friends, take a gorgeous photo, and smell the…

Nisqually House Immersive Weekends Jun 28

Nisqually House Immersive Weekends

Immerse yourself in 1855 with friends or family at Fort Nisqually. Dress in period clothing, cook outdoors, work in the garden, sew a garment, chop wood, play historical games, and more. Meals may be from a garden harvest or the supplies…

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The Chihuly Bridge of Glass is Tacoma's stunning link to the Thea Foss Waterway and the Museum of Glass. The 500 foot pedestrian bridge holds three amazing Chihuly glass installations, open to the public 24 hours a day . Linger at sunset on a date, and you'll see why its one of…

  • 1501 Pacific Avenue
  • (253) 627-6031

Admission to the Children's Museum of Tacoma is by donation only. This model is called as Pay As You Will and was created to provide access to playful spaces and experiences for all families. We believe play is the elemental component of children's learning. Our museum engages…

  • 705 Dock St
  • (253) 272-2750

The mission of the Foss Waterway Seaport is to celebrate Tacoma's rich maritime heritage past, present and future. Located on the waterfront in a century-old wooden wheat warehouse, built for cargo arriving by rail and departing by sail ("where rails met sails") during the early…

  • 2702 East D St
  • (253) 779-8490

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, an entity of America’s Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Wash., the stunning…

  • 1801 Dock St
  • (253) 284-4750

All glass, all the time. Experience contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful museum on Tacoma's revitalized waterfront. Noted for its distinctive architecture, the massive 90-foot-tall stainless steel cone houses the world’s largest Hot Shop Amphitheater. Feel the…

  • 1701 Pacific Ave.
  • (253) 272-4258

Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is an anchor in the city’s downtown and a gathering space for connecting people through art. TAM serves the diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest and…

  • 1911 Pacific Ave
  • (253) 272-3500

Discover the stories of Washington's past. Explore and be entertained while you learn about our state's unique people and places and their impact on the country and the world. It's an experience filled with interactive exhibits and displays, theatrical storytelling and dramatic…