Gardner Center Programs
The Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas offers a quarterly Saturday University lecture series as well as films and performances focusing on Asia.
Wednesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
School tour tickets are listed in our School & Educators section. See if your school is eligible for our discount program.
SAM is part of Teen Tix, a free arts access pass that allows teenagers to purchase $5 rush tickets to theater, dance, music and visual arts events. Teens must present this pass in person to get a $5 ticket at the SAM Ticketing Desk. Sign up online to get your pass.
Online Catalog of Chinese Painting & Calligraphy
The Online Catalogue of Chinese Painting & Calligraphy makes the Seattle Art Museum’s collection of these splendid works of art accessible anywhere in the world. This innovative, user-friendly website is free for your viewing, research and study.
Major support for this project provided by the Getty Foundation as part of the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI).
The Seattle Asian Art Museum is taking part in the new Capitol Hill art walk, Blitz, on the second Thursday of every month. Admission is free of charge from 5 to 9 pm.
First Fridays for Seniors
First Saturdays for Families
Admission to the Seattle Asian Art Museum is free on the first Saturday of each month for families. Presented by Wells Fargo
Open on the following holidays:
Parking is free at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park! Other parking options near the Seattle Asian Art Museum
Need to park your bike? There are 2 bike racks across the street from the museum, on either side of the Black Sun sculpture.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum is easily reached by the #10 Metro bus from downtown Seattle. Contact the following transit systems for detailed rider information:
For a list of buses that stop near the Seattle Asian Art Museum visit Metro's website.
Museum facilities are wheelchair accessible, and we offer a variety of services for the visual and hearing impaired.
The SAM Shop is located by the main doors to the museum. This small but charming store has a wide variety of Asian merchandise and numerous books about all aspects of Asian art and culture.
Museum members receive a 10% discount. Contact us at 206.654.3160.
Please note, there is no longer a café at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Thursday & Friday: 2–5 pm
Although primarily geared to support the museum staff, docents and educators, the library is open to members and the general public. The library offers a number of resources to aid you in your research or educational endeavors.
The Ann P. Wyckoff Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is a free lending library for educators. Located in the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the TRC offers over 4,000 resources on the Seattle Art Museum collection and covers all art disciplines. The TRC materials includes curriculum guides, CDs, books, videos and more.
SAM offers docent-led tours for private groups of 10 or more upon request. Private tour groups pay a flat-rate tour fee in addition to discounted admission. Tours are 60 minutes in length and must be scheduled three weeks in advance. To schedule a private tour for your group, please fill out our private tour request form. Questions? Call 206.654.3123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you an educator? Learn more about our school tour program.
Planning to bring a crowd? Groups of 10 or more get a discount with an advanced reservation. Call 206.344.5260 or email email@example.com. Please visit our group visits section for more information.
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Links to art-funding resources.