Discount Admission Programs
NARM and Museums West Members
The North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) and Museums West reciprocal programs grant free admission to 900+ museums across North America. 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.
Museum Day Live!
A national day to visit participating museums for free. See event calendar for specific date (usually in September).
Free admission during community festivals throughout the year. See event calendar for upcoming dates.
Free Thursdays are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tacoma Art Museum is open late and FREE to the community every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm! Enjoy all of our exhibitions, happy hour in TAM Cafe, as well as additional programming and entertainment. More Info
Family Explorer Pass
Receive free admission to TAM after visiting Children’s Museum of Tacoma. More Info
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. More Info
TAM Studio is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
TAM Studio is the museum’s art-making space for visitors with children. It’s always free and open to visit.
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 2017 (11/11). We warmly welcome the thousands of service members in our community and from afar!
Read the full press release here.
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.
Teens and Students
Tacoma Public High Schools
New partnership allows Tacoma high school students to gain free access to TAM with their student ID. More Info
Students, faculty, and staff at participating institutions receive free admission to TAM. More info
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.