Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

Press Release


November 16, 2022

Media Contacts:

Cory O’Born
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Kau’ilani Robinson
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Seattle Museum Month Makes February the Best Time to Visit for Budget Travelers

The program returns in 2023 with half-off at more than 25 unique museums across the region

SEATTLEDeal lovers will want to start making their travel arrangements to Seattle for February 2023, when Seattle Museum Month returns to offer some of the best savings all year. From February 1-28, guests staying in one of nearly 70 downtown Seattle hotels will receive a Seattle Museum Month pass for up to four people, granting 50% off admission at all participating museums. That includes major attractions like the Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Museum of Pop Culture, The Museum of Flight, The Wing Luke Museum, Museum of Glass, Pacific Science Center and many others. To see the full list of participating museums and hotels, visit 

“As a brand that celebrates the culture of the cities we’re in, citizenM is excited to participate in Seattle Museum Month once again. Our two hotels – in South Lake Union and Pioneer Square – are located near some of the best museums in the city, including the Museum of Pop Culture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and Seattle Pinball Museum,” said Benjamin Ward, citizenM west coast area manager. “It’s great to be able to share the Museum Month offer with our guests and encourage them to dive into the culture and history of Seattle.”  

Several new displays and exhibits will be open in February, including the Seattle Art Museum’s dramatic reinstallation of its American art galleries – the first in 15 years – called “American Art: The Stories We Carry.” The exhibition reflects America’s complicated history and explores the multiplicity of American identities.  

“As the largest visual arts institution in the Pacific Northwest, we love welcoming visitors to the museum during Seattle Museum Month to discover art from around the world,” says Amada Cruz, Seattle Art Museum’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom director and CEO. “This year, we have standout shows across the entire museum, including the updated American art galleries created in collaboration with artists and community members and a new thematic installation of our modern & contemporary galleries highlighting BIPOC artists. It’s a great time of year to make a day of it at the Seattle Art Museum.” 

Chihuly Garden and Glass also just debuted a new light and music show, “Winter Brilliance.” Using innovative video projection technology, this immersive installation was created to project onto the stunning glass pieces, inspired by fire, ice, and the dramatic use of light. And music fans won’t want to miss the last chance to experience “Contact High” at the Museum of Pop Culture, exploring the evolution of hip-hop and how it connects listeners with the experiences, identities and places that have shaped the world’s most popular music genre. 

“Seattle’s cozy season is the perfect time for tourists and residents alike to explore some of our indoor attractions,” said Tim Kuniholm, senior director of public relations & strategic partnerships at the Seattle Aquarium. “Only in Seattle can you get an up-close look at creatures from the depths of the Puget Sound and beyond, all within walking distance to some of the city’s historical attractions, such as Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum.” 

With half-off savings at these venues, visitors who make the most of the Seattle Museum Month offer can essentially recoup the cost of their hotel stay, making for a very affordable, budget-friendly vacation. They simply stay at a participating hotel and request an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass for use at any of the below museums to redeem the discounts.  

Participating area museums for Seattle Museum Month: 

  1. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art*  
  2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center* 
  3. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
  4. Center for Wooden Boats* 
  5. Chihuly Garden and Glass 
  6. Frye Art Museum* 
  7. Henry Art Gallery* 
  8. Kids Discovery Museum (KIDIMU) 
  9. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park*
  10. LeMay –America’s Car Museum 
  11. The Museum of Flight 
  12. Museum of Glass 
  13. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) 
  14. Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) 
  15. National Nordic Museum 
  16. Olympic Sculpture Park* 
  17. Pacific Bonsai Museum* 
  18. Pacific Science Center 
  19. Seattle Aquarium 
  20. Seattle Art Museum 
  21. Seattle Asian Art Museum 
  22. Seattle Children’s Museum 
  23. Seattle Pinball Museum 
  24. USS Turner Joy Museum Ship 
  25. Wing Luke Museum 
  26. Woodland Park Zoo  

* = free admission  

 “Seattle Museum Month offers unbeatable value for our visitors, but it’s also a great option for locals to take advantage of,” said Visit Seattle’s Senior Director of Cultural Tourism, Tracey Wickersham. “This is truly the best and most affordable time to enjoy a staycation, exploring the arts and culture available in our own backyard at a discount.”  

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About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Visit

About Seattle Museum Month:
Seattle Museum Month is produced by Visit Seattle and funded by the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA); a dedicated marketing fund assessed from guests at several downtown Seattle hotels. The program was created to encourage travelers to visit Seattle in February and celebrate the remarkable collection of unique museums in the region.  



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