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CWB is Proud to Partner with other Puget Sound Museums for Inaugural “Museum Week Northwest” Opening Friday

May 12, 2014

If you’re in town over the next week, you need to check out Museum Week Northwest, #MWNW14.  The Center for Wooden Boats and more than 50 other local museums are working together to help you find out about all the wonderful places you can visit in our area.  And we’re al trying to make it super easy and affordable to check out new museums you haven’t been to.  Details are below in a news release.


CWB Staff.


Museum Week Northwest Celebration includes two-for-one admissions at many museums

Tuesday May 13, 2014 Seattle, WA – A new poll of the Puget Sound area museums that have come together to create “Museum Week Northwest”, opening Friday and running May 16-23, shows combined these 56 museums have almost seven million annual visitors, and together they pour almost $207 million dollars into the local economy every year with spending on exhibits, staffing, facilities, and other costs.

The poll also found that the almost ten thousand volunteers and employees of these institutions combine to host 1.34 million school children every year for visits and educational field trips.

“These new poll numbers make it very clear just how important the museums in the Puget Sound region are to our community as educational beacons, but also as economic drivers for tourism,” said Doug King, President and CEO of the Museum of Flight in Seattle and chair of the local host committee for the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting that also opens this weekend in Seattle. “AAM members are coming here in part to see the innovation and creativity taking place in our museums, and we think they’ll be impressed with what they find.”

“There’s no doubt that Seattle is a leader in innovation based on our active and vibrant museum community. I’m pleased that the significant economic impact of these learning organizations is being presented in a collaborative way that showcases the abundance that we have here in the Pacific Northwest,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

In conjunction with the AAM Conference, local museums large and small have created “Museum Week Northwest”, what they hope will become an annual event to highlight the diversity, excellence, and innovation in local museums.


During Museum Week Northwest, 56 of Western Washington’s museums have special 2-for-1 admission or other special programs for guests.


Notable museums participating include the Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma Art Museums, Pacific Science Center, The Center for Wooden Boats & Northwest Seaport, The Museum of Glass, The Museum of Flight, Experience Music Project, The LeMay Car Museum, the Northwest African American Museum, Edmonds Historical Museum, and many, many more. Producing partner Visit Seattle has created a special Museum Week Northwest website at where the full list of events, offer and discounts can be found.


With so many special offers, museum lectures, and presentations to keep track of organizers are also collaborating with a Seattle software company that has a free smartphone application designed to make it easier for you to find out what’s going on at all the different museums. The STQRY (Pronounced “story”) app is free and available on iPhones, Android, and Windows phones, and even translates information into the language of the phone (more than 60 languages), helping make museums even more accessible. You can also access the information in the mobile phone application on the web at


The following organizations are participating in Museum Week Northwest, May 16-23, 2014, with Buy-One-Get-One Free admission offers, or special public programs. Complete information, including terms and conditions, can be found at

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Bellevue Arts MuseumBill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The Center for Wooden Boats
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural CenterDuwamish Longhouse
Edmonds Historical Museum
EMP Museum
Flying Heritage CollectionFoss Waterway Seaport Frye Art Museum
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Hands On Children’s Museum
Harbor History Museum
Henry Art Gallery
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Jack Straw Cultural Center | Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Kids Discovery Museum
Kitsap County Historical Society & Museum
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
LeMay – America’s Car Museum
Living Computer Museum
Milepost 31
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
Museum of Communications
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Glass
Naval Undersea Museum
Nordic Heritage Museum
Northwest African American Museum
Northwest Railway Museum
Northwest Seaport
Olympic Sculpture Park
Pacific Science Center
The Pioneer Association of The State of Washington
Puget Sound Navy Museum
Queen Anne Historical Society
Renton History Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Asian Art MuseumSeattle Office of Arts & Culture
Shoreline Historical Museum
Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
Steamer Virginia V Foundation
Tacoma Art MuseumUniversity of Washington Museology Graduate Program
USS Turner Joy Museum ShipWhatcom Museum

White River Valley Historical Museum & Mary Olson Farm

Washington State History Museum 


This is the first time in 20 years that the American Alliance of Museums has been in Seattle for its annual meeting. The AAM Annual meeting May 18-21 is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, bringing together 5,000 museum professionals from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. It will run concurrently with Museum Week Northwest at the Washington State Convention and Visitors Center.


About Museum Week Northwest:

Museums around Puget Sound have come together to create Museum Week Northwest May 16th to the 23rd, 2014. For eight days participating museums will celebrate the diversity, quality, and innovations of local collections with special admission offers and a range of events and presentations. Museum Week Northwest coincides with the annual conference of the American Alliance of Museums in Seattle. Attended by more than 5,000 attendees from 50+ countries, AAM’s annual meeting gathers museum professionals to learn about the latest innovations in museum design, operations, outreach, programs and collection management.

Find out more about public events at www.museumweeknw.comand more about the AAM Conference at



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