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Whatcom Museum


Whatcom Museum

121 Prospect St., Bellingham, 98225, WA

Artsy families will appreciate this fine art museum, built in 2009 with climate-controlled galleries for traveling art exhibits and the Northwest-themed Family Interactive Gallery under the same roof (best for the 10-and-under set). Here, kids can experiment with light, go camping and make their own stop-motion movie — keep in mind activities rotate. It’s easy to divide up according to ages and interests. While you’re here, notice the 180-foot curved wall glowing with soft light. That’s the Lightcatcher, catching the Northwest’s precious resource: sunlight. Discounted admission is available on Thursdays. For history buffs, the Old City Hall building, just a short walk from the Lightcatcher, features rotating history exhibits, as well as historical photo archives.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Photo archives in a great museum

by Andrew S

This review is for specialist interest. The Darius Kinsey photo archive has several thousand full plate images of early Washington logging - scenes, people and especially machines - trains, donkeys...
Endangered Species

by Boccemon

This exhibit was put together by the Whatcom Museum Curator of Art Barbara Matilsky and should not be missed. Barbara assembled from various collections works that highlights 60 plus artists. This...