Thursday, January 2, 2014 is “First Thursday” when admission is free to many local museums. Take in some of the local exhibits:
MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) at South Lake Union will have special activities all day on First Thursday. Permanent exhibits include the story of the founding of Seattle. A current special exhibit features Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario, “Drawn to Seattle.”
Nordic Heritage Museum at 3014 NW 67th Street highlights the contributions of Scandinavian groups in Seattle’s history and industries such as dairy and fishing. A special exhibit, Transforming the Kingdom of Glass, showcases the work of young, innovative Swedish glass artists. The Nordic Heritage Museum has a gift shop and will have after-Christmas discounts for great shopping deals.
Seattle Art Museum is in downtown Seattle, corner of 1st & Union Streets. Entrance to the museum is free on First Thursday; tickets to the special exhibit on the art of Peru are at reduced cost.
The Wing Luke Museum on S. King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District highlights the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Two exhibits which are free at all times are the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park at 2nd & Jackson, and the Milepost 31 exhibit by the Washington State Department of Transportation, to explain the tunnel-boring project.