Bellevue Arts Museum offers a greatly reduced $25 FAMILY TICKET* and a $90 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP** with year-round entry. We're also close to many kid-friendly restaurants and other amenities, plus free parking!
* Up to 2 adults and 4 children under age 18
** For 2 adults and family members under age 18
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
- Preview our exhibitions to find out which exhibitions are best for your family.
- Talk about the rules of a museum with your family. Please explain that artworks cannot be touched as oil and dirt from fingers can damage the objects.
- Decide if you would like to schedule a guided tour at no extra charge. Or check out our Kids & Family Programs to see if there is an activity that you would like to attend.
- Find a museum docent to answer any questions and discuss the exhibitions with your family (weekdays 1 - 3pm, weekends 12 - 4pm).
- Food and drinks are not permitted in the galleries. Please finish enjoying your snacks on the first floor before heading upstairs.
- To ensure better mobility, strollers are best left on the ground floor, but are not prohibited in the galleries.
- Restrooms are located on every floor of the Museum and each restroom has a changing table inside.
- Pick up an Activity Guide, filled with quizzes and projects related to a particular exhibition.
- If you plan to write or draw while in the galleries, please use pencil only.
- Photography is not permitted in the 2nd and 3rd floor galleries due to restrictions in lender agreements. For more information regarding our photography policy, please visit the Visitor Guidelines page.
- Take a program brochure home with you so you can plan your next visit.
- Our parking garage closes 30 minutes after the Museum closes. Please plan accordingly.
LOOKING AT ART
Looking at art is an interactive experience. Take a minute or two to view an artwork and ask questions while it's still in front of you.
What do you see?
How old do you think this object is?
Do you like it? Why?
How does it make you feel?
What is it made from?
What is it used for?
Who would own an object like this?
What do you think the artist was thinking when s/he made it?
AFTER YOUR VISIT
- Come by and expand on your visit at Get Crafty Saturday!
- Sign up for our Kids & Family Programs e-newsletter to stay up to date on what's happening at BAM.
- Join as a family member and visit the Museum as often as you like.
Images: (far left) Cappy Thompson, Precious Cargo Photo: Stephen Vest; (far right) Watercolor by Steven Holl