Discount Admission Programs

Each year, over 20,000 people visit Tacoma Art Museum and participate in programs for free. Here are the many programs we offer for free and discounted admission.

For All   |   Community Festivals   |   Third Thursdays   |   Families   |   Military   |   Teens and Colleges

For All


Tacoma Museum District Pass

Your Bridge to Culture
Save 25% on admission to all six museums in Tacoma Museum District! Visit Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, Museum of Glass, LeMay-America’s Car Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport, and Children’s Museum of Tacoma for one low price. More info

Museums on Us

Available the first weekend of every month, all Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to Tacoma Art Museum, as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program.

Art Access Pass

Check out a free family pass from your local library.

NARM and Museums West Members

The North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) and Museums West reciprocal programs grant free admission to over 800 museums across North America. More info

UWAA Members

$2 off admission

AAA Members

$2 off admission

EBT Cardholders

$1 individual admission and $2 family admission

Museum Day Live!

A national day to visit participating museums for free. See event calendar for specific date (usually in September).

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Community Festivals

Free admission during community festivals throughout the year.  See event calendar for upcoming dates.

Third Thursdays

Tacoma Art Museum joins other local museums in staying open late (5–8 pm) and free to the public every third Thursday of the month. Enjoy all of our exhibitions, happy hour in the TAM Cafe, as well as additional programming and entertainment. See event calendar for upcoming dates.

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Family Explorer Pass

Receive free admission to TAM after visiting Children’s Museum of Tacoma. More info

Culture Kids

Provides qualifying children and their families free, year-round admission at 10 of the area’s top cultural facilities. More info


Art Access Pass

Check out a free family pass from your local library.

TAM Studio

TAM Studio is the museum’s art-making space for visitors with children. It’s always free and open to visit.

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Blue Star Museums

Tacoma Art Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

Free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available here.

Free Year-Round Admission

With the support of over 70 generous members and donors, TAM is proud to offer free year-round admission to active duty military, reservists, veterans, and their families starting Veterans Day (November 11, 2017). We warmly welcome the thousands of service members in our community, and from afar!

Read the full press release here.

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Teens and Colleges


Teen Tix

TeenTix is a FREE pass that gets teens (13–19 years old) into movies, music, theatre, dance, visual art, and more for just $5 here in Tacoma and in Seattle! Sign up for FREE at

MUSE Program

Students, faculty, and staff at participating institutions receive free admission to TAM. More info

Teen Night

Planned by teens for teens, twice a year Teen Nights bring area high school students together to connect at TAM.

F.O.A.M. at Third Thursday

Stop by TAM every Third Thursday for a free night of Film, Open mic, Art, or Making just for teens! See event calendar for specific dates.

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