Adult Group Visits at MOHAI

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Bring your group to the Museum of History & Industry!

A discounted admission rate of $14 per person is available for groups of 10 or more adults visiting together and paying admission in a single transaction.

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 (available in English and Spanish).

Guided Tours*:

Enhance your visit with a guided tour of MOHAI's galleries, led by a docent or MOHAI staff member.

  • Atrium Tour: Tour the iconic artifacts and stories on display in MOHAI's Grand Atrium
  • Seattle Spirits: Tour the American Spirits exhibit (April 2-August 2, 2015) and learn the local, Seattle stories surrounding the Prohibition era. (Tour availability and capacity differ from Atrium Tour)

 

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.  Four topics available.

  • 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 NOTE: 3 weeks advance booking is required for Guided Tours or Insights Presentations. Groups of any size may book a Guided Tour or Insights Presentation in advance; groups with fewer than 10 adults will be asked to pay regular admission rates.

Please refer to the following table for Group Visit fees and schedule of availability:

Group
Experience

Capacity Availability

Admission*
(10+)

Additional Fees Book in
Advance
Self-Guided -

Everyday
10:00am - 5:00pm

(Thursdays until 8:00pm)

$14/person

(Paid at the time of entry
to MOHAI.)

N/A N/A
Atrium Tour 50

Mon-Fri
1:00pm - 4:00pm

$30 per tour 3 weeks

Seattle Spirits
Tour

20

Mon-Sat
10:00am - 4:00pm

$30 per tour 3 weeks
Insights
Presentation
50

Mon-Sat
10:00am - 4:00pm

$60 3 weeks

 

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

Please double check the table above to make sure your selected experience is available at the time of your visit. 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. No Guided Tours or Insights Presentations may be booked on Free First Thursday. If you plan to bring a self-guided group to Free First Thursday, please fill out the group visit form. We appreciate the advanced notice.

Step 3: Book your group visit here.

Cancellation Policy for Adult Group Programs:
Cancellations of Guided Tours and Insights Presentations must be made 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. Cancellations within 72 hours will incur a $25 cancellation fee. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The footbridge in Lake Union Park is currently closed for maintenance by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Visitors to MOHAI who park in the AGC lot will need to walk south on Westlake Avenue N, past the bridge, and through the park to reach the museum. ADA parking is always available adjacent to the museum, accessible via the call box on Terry Avenue. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. Please feel free to call us at 206-324-1126 with any questions or concerns.

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 accommodate approximately 40 people inside, plus another 40 people outside during the summer months.

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