Access Museums by Transit

Keep your travel costs low by taking transit to the museum. Check out our interactive map below showing Pierce County museums you can access by transit.

Museums are color-coded, with the nearest transit stops marked in the same color. Click on the bus stops to see which routes serve that stop.

Pierce Transit adult bus fare is $2 one way, youth ages 18 and under are free. Sound Transit Link Light Rail is free for all passengers.

Free Third Thursdays

During the third Thursday of each month, select museums around the region offer free admission and often feature special activities. Keep costs down and arrive by walking, biking, taking transit or carpooling.

Tacoma Art MuseumThird Thursday5 - 8 pm
Tacoma Glass MuseumThird Thursday5 - 8 pm
Foss Waterway SeaportThird Thursday4 - 8 pm
Washington State History MuseumThird Thursday3 - 8 pm
Lakewold GardensThird Thursday11 am - 5 pm

Can't make it during those times?
Check out other ways you can visit these museums at a discounted rate:

Get Museum Passes at Your Local Library

Throughout the year, you can check out free museum passes through the Pierce County and Tacoma Library systems as well. All you need is a library card.

Through the library, you can check out museum passes to a variety of museums:

  • In Gig Harbor, you can visit the Harbor History Museum (always free). 
  • In Lakewood, you can visit the Lakewold Gardens. 
  • In Tacoma, you can visit the Foss Waterway Seaport, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and WA State History Museum.

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