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    |    Free Thursdays    |    Families    |    Military   |      Teens and Students

For All


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.

EBT Cardholders

$1 individual admission and $2 family admission

UWAA Members

$2 off admission

AAA Members

$2 off 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.

Free Thursdays

Tacoma Art Museum is open late and FREE to the community every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm! Enjoy all of our exhibitions, grab a bite to eat in TAM Cafe, as well as additional programming and entertainment. More Info

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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. More Info

TAM Studio

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.

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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.

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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

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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