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Daily 10 am – 5 pm and until 8 pm on Thursdays.

The Museum and Compass Cafe will be closed on November 6, 2016.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The museum will close at 2 pm on December 24, at 2 pm on December 31.


Senior (62 and over)
Students and Military
Youth (14 and under)
Must be accompanied by a chaperone, maximum 5 youth admitted per chaperone
MOHAI Members
Groups (10 or more)
Special Rates
Teen Tix Participants
First Thursdays of each Month
Admission rates may apply for special exhibits


By Car

  • From I-5: Take Exit 167 at Mercer Street. Take an immediate right onto Fairview Avenue North. Turn left onto Valley Street and then turn right into Lake Union Park.
  • From Downtown: Follow Fourth Avenue north. Take a right at Virginia Street. Take a left at Westlake Avenue North and proceed north for about 1 mile. Turn right onto Valley Street and then left into Lake Union Park.

By Transit

Due to congestion in the South Lake Union neighborhood, we always recommend considering public transit.

  • The South Lake Union Streetcar runs every 15 minutes from Westlake Center Park in Downtown Seattle and drops off right at Lake Union Park
  • Route 40 stops near MOHAI on Westlake Avenue
  • Route 70 stops near MOHAI on Fairview Avenue
  • Route 26 & 28 (a.k.a 131 & 132) stop near MOHAI on Dexter Avenue (aproximately 0.4 mile walk)

By Bike

There is a Pronto Bike Station in Lake Union Park, as well as several bike parking racks.

By Boat

Daily boat moorage is available on the north and east sides of the park. Contact the Center for Wooden Boats for rates and availability: 206.382.2628.

Public Parking

MOHAI does not have designated public parking; however, there are several private and city-owned parking lots nearby. See the map below for suggestions.

ADA Accessible Parking and drop-off is available next to the museum. For access, pull up to the gate at the South end of Lake Union Park and follow the instructions. (Please note – no vehicles longer than 25 feet are allowed behind the gate).

MOHAI Parking Map

A – MOHAI main entrance

B – North Lot: ADA Parking and drop-off only

C – Streetcar stop and metered city parking

D – Standard Parking Lot; available on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays only, $4/day

E – Metered city parking

F – Republic Parking lot at AGC; $5/day with MOHAI validation

Please note that the walking bridge is currently closed for maintenance by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Visitors who park in the Westlake city parking or the AGC lot will need to walk around the tip of the lake and through the park (approximately 0.4 miles).

Bus Parking

For Buses (exceeding 25 feet in length)

Drop Off/Pick Up

Buses should load and unload at the parking lot along Valley St, just south of the Lake Union Park and adjacent to the Streetcar stop (map) and 600 feet from MOHAI.

  • Directions: Take Exit 167 (Mercer Street). Take a Right onto Fairview Avenue N and then take an immediate Left onto Valley Street. Turn Right into the driveway at the east end of this parking lot. Before the gate, turn left into the parking lot to drop off passengers. Exit Parking Lot through the western driveway.


The closest designated bus parking area is roughly 0.7 miles away at the Seattle Center (map)

  • Directions (from Drop-Off area): Head south on Terry Avenue and turn right onto Mercer Street. Follow Mercer and merge onto Broad Street to go under SR-99. Follow to the stoplight and turn right onto 5th Avenue. Follow two blocks and take a left at Republican street. Designated curb parking is labeled around the corner on 4th Avenue.