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FREE Events/Venues

I am updating this on a regular basis so please check back often.  There are categories; Art, Open Air Markets, Fruit Stands, No Cover Events, etc., so browse away as there is LOTS to do for FREE, No Cover or by Suggested Donation.

The Arts
Tours of the Paramount

Free each first Thursday, the Seattle Art Museum's sleek downtown digs recently expanded to make more room for its impressive collection of contemporary and modernist works and Native American, African, Asian, and Australian indigenous art. 

Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
Free First Thursday 10am - 9pm
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2003

SAM After Hours
Visit the SAM After Hours section for program information and a current list of events.

In Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, the Seattle Asian Art Museum opens its doors free of charge each first Thursday and Saturday. Its collection features thousands of paintings, pottery, sculptures, and textiles from China, Japan, India, Korea, and more.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
FREE First Thursday and First Saturday 10am - 9pm
Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill

Explore the Frye Art Museum's's rotating selection of its large collection of 19th and 20th century German, French, and American paintings and sculptures, including a collection of paintings by Munich-based artists acquired by Charles Frye in the late 19th century. Admission is always free and complimentary tours are available Wednesday through Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Housed jointly in a 140,000-square-foot (13,006-square-meter) Frank O. Gehry-designed structure, the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame offer free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. each first Thursday. Trace the history of the guitar from its start as a 1770s Italian instrument to the eventual icon of rock 'n' roll and view vintage music memorabilia at the interactive Experience Music Project. And as the world's first museum dedicated to science fiction, the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame pays homage to the genre's mavericks, from writers and artists to publishers and filmmakers.

Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
FREE First Thursday 5pm - 8pm
Seattle Center 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 1-877-EMP-SFM1

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
FREE First Thursday 10am - 8pm
On the UW campus at 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street (206) 543-5590
Seattle, WA 98195-3010

Henry Art Gallery
FREE First Thursday's & FREE High school & college students with ID.
Closed: Mon, Tue, Wed 11am - 9pm
University of Washington 15th Ave NE & 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195 (206) 543-2280

First Thursday, in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, takes place from noon to 8PM on the First Thursday of every month. It is the city's first and largest Art Walk. After nearly three decades First Thursday has become a fixture for art-loving Seattlites.

Pioneer Square Art Walk
FREE First Thursdays 12pm - 8pm

The Museum of Flight
First Thursday of each month (Free after 5pm) 10am – 9pm
9404 East Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108-4097
(206) 764-5720

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
FREE First Thursday 10am - 8pm 
2700 24th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112-2099 (206) 324-1126 

Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)
FREE First and Second Thursday's 11am - 7pm 
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle, WA 98144 (206) 518-6000

The Wing Luke Asian Museum
FREE First Thursday and 3rd Saturday 10am - 8pm
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 623-5124

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