Adult Groups

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Bring your group to the Museum of History & Industry!

Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more adults visiting MOHAI together, with advance registration.

Are you bringing a youth or school group to the museum? Please visit our Education page.

Are you interested in a private catered meal or reserving a meeting room? Learn more about Event Rentals here.


Step 1: Choose your MOHAI experience

Self-Guided Visits:

Explore the museum at your own pace. Pick up a gallery guide at the front desk to access our free audio tours.

Guided Tours:

Enhance your visit with a guided tour of the iconic artifacts and stories on display in MOHAI's Grand Atrium, led by a skilled docent.

Insights Presentations:

Take an in-depth look at a topic in Seattle's history in this 45-minute seated presentation delivered by a MOHAI staff member.  Topics include:

  • Seattle 101: A survey of Seattle's history from Native settlement to the present
  • Seattle Icons: A fun look at 8 iconic places that make Seattle unique
  • Innovative Seattle: An exploration of the innovation process through the historical lens of some of Seattle's great inventors and innovators.
  • Seattle Fashion History:  MOHAI's Collections Specialist for Costumes and Textiles Clara Berg shows how Seattleites dressed and what that tells us about the city.

Please refer to the following table for Group Visit fees and details:

Group
Experience

Capacity Availability

Admission*
(10+)

Additional Fees Book in
Advance
Reservation
Deposit
Final Payment
Due
Self-Guided -

Everyday

10:00am - 5:00pm

$14/person - 1 week None 72 hours in
advance of visit
Guided Tour 50

Mon-Fri

1:00pm - 4:00pm

$30 per tour 3 weeks $25
Insights
Presentation
50

Mon-Sat

10:00am - 5:00pm

$60 4 weeks $25

*Groups without a reservation or with fewer than 10 participants will be asked to pay regular admission rates.

Step 2: Identify your preferred date(s) and time(s)

Please double check the table above to make sure your selected experience is available and to ensure you meet the advance booking deadline. The MOHAI calendar lists activities and events happening at the museum throughout the year.

Free First Thursday: Admission to MOHAI's main gallery is always free on the first Thursday of each month. Admission ($8 for adults, free for youth ages 14 and under) is still required for our special exhibit Chocolate: The Exhibition.

If you plan to bring a group to Free First Thursday, avoid the lines by filling out the reservation form. Your admission to the main galleries will be waived. We appreciate the advanced notice. If you would like visit Chocolate, please indicate in the notes and we will send you an invoice.

Please Note

Due to limited staff availability, Guided Tours and Insights Presentations will be unavailable to groups September 8 to 19.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Self-guided groups may still visit during this time.

Step 3: Book your group visit here.

Cancellation Policy:
Self-guided groups may cancel at any time, but we do request advance notice.
Cancellations of Highlights Tours and Insights Presentations must be made 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. Cancellations within 72 hours will forfeit the $25 reservation deposit. 

Step 4: Visit MOHAI!

Parking: There are multiple parking lots in the South Lake Union neighborhood surrounding MOHAI. Parking validation is available for visitors using the AGC parking lot on Westlake Ave N. Full transportation and parking directions can be found on our main Visit Us page. Please note that buses longer than 25-feet cannot access our parking lot to drop off passengers.

Accessibility: MOHAI offers 6 ADA parking spots for visitors with the appropriate parking permit. MOHAI has two wheelchairs and two walkers available to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Exhibits: MOHAI has three permanent exhibits (True Northwest: The Seattle Journey; Maritime Seattle, and the Bezos Center for Innovation) and two galleries that feature temporary exhibits. Learn more about each exhibit here.

MOHAI's Compass Cafe serves a variety of hot & cold sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. Cafe seating can accomodate approximately 40 people inside, plus another 40 people outside during the summer months.

 For additional information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (206) 324-1126, ext. 165.