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Group Visits


College course visits, team building, family outings, friend vacations, conference satellite events—SAM has something for everyone to discover and appreciate, whatever your group occasion. Because art is better together, we offer reduced admission if you visit with 10 or more people. Add on a guided tour for an extra fee and your group experience of our collection will be enhanced at any of SAM’s three locations.

What to know

Guided Group Visits are available at all three SAM locations. Reservations are required. Reservations are required and must be requested at least three weeks in advance.

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Self-guided Group Visits are available at Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum for groups of 10 or more. Reservations are required and must be requested at least two weeks in advance.

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Seattle Art Museum

Self-guided Group Visits, guided tours, and dining packages

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Seattle Asian Art Museum

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Group Visits FAQ

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Please read through our frequently asked questions before reaching out directly. If you don't find what you're looking for, please reach out:

Payment must be received in advance of your visit. Tickets and fees are non-refundable.

Group admission cannot be combined with other discounts.

All groups must have a designated group leader to check in and collect tickets at the Ticketing Desk. If your group does not have a designated group leader, please assign one prior to your arrival.

Groups larger than 20 people will have to split into smaller groups upon arrival and stagger their entry into the galleries.

Please be mindful to not block entryways or corridors.

Groups are not permitted to join museum-led public tours.

Museum staff lecturing in the galleries has priority. Please yield space for museum tours and programs.

Galleries sometimes close for renovation or reinstallation. SAM cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times. For up-to-date gallery information, contact the Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210 or

All group members should familiarize themselves with and follow our visitor policies.

During your visit, please follow the guidance of SAM staff.

Yes! There is no minimum number of people for a guided tour. The tour fee in our group rates section applies to groups of 1 to 20 people.

Group admission cannot be combined with other discounts, including reciprocal membership from other institutions.

Yes! We currently offer group dining packages at Seattle Art Museum, our downtown location, with a group admission reservation required. For more information on group dining packages, please indicate your interest on the visit request form or email us.

Groups are not recommended to visit on First Thursdays at Seattle Art Museum or Seattle Asian Art Museum. If your only availability falls on a First Thursday, we can book a limited number of groups on a first-come, first-served basis, self-guided only. Please email us to inquire about availability.

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