860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
While it could update more frequently, this museum is charming and interesting. My dad likes the reminders of Seattle's recent history, like the Ivars Clams. My mom likes the stories about the old Seattle, like the great Seattle fire. Just outside are several historic wooden boats, and the museum itself is built into the old Naval Reserve armory. This museum is friendly, entertaining, and free on the first Thursday of every month. It's worth going, every couple of years, or any time you have family visiting for more than a week.
This place is the place you go to know the entire history of Seattle. I went in there because it was the nearest bathroom I could find and stayed because it looked interesting. I have to admit, at times it is a tad boring but there are interactive displays and games to keep your attention. I overall enjoyed walking through this museum. It's in my opinion, about medium sized. But I liked it.
Talk about a fantastic museum! Entry can be expensive but there are ways around that (free museum days). Even without a discount I think it is definitely worth the visit. Their special exhibit when I went was fantastic and all about Seattle fashion. To be honest, my expectations weren't very high but I was happily surprised it the quality of the exhibit. They even have an area specifically for kids to interact with and play. I will definitely be back.
Very cool museum showcasing the industrial and cultural innovations of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Interactive displays and sort movie presentations that keep kids and adults entertained and engaged. Cool place to spend a couple hours.
I suspect that I am in the minority but I found the displays dated and fairly static. Oddly, I much preferred this museum at the old location. I do love the tree sculpture rising from the main floor. That's a great new element.