mapTHE WHATCOM MUSEUM CAMPUS occupies three buildings in downtown Bellingham’s cultural district; two with regular public hours. There is limited free parking at Old City Hall  — a one-block walk to the Lightcatcher. Metered street parking is available on weekdays and parking is free on weekends. Public transportation is available. WTA routes 15, 25X, and 71X stop on Grand Ave. near the Lightcatcher. For more information on fares, routes, and schedules check the WTA website.

NOTE: NEW HOURS BEGINNING SEPT. 1, 2016:
Old City Hall and the Lightcatcher Building will be open Wed.-Sun., Noon – 5 PM
Family Interactive Gallery will be open Wed.-Sat., 10 AM – 5 PM; Sun., Noon – 5 PM

ADMISSION
Members: Free
General: $10
Youth (6-17)/Students/Military(with valid ID)/Seniors (62 +): $8
Children 2-5 years old: $4.50
Children under 2: Free
FIG Only (Wed.-Fri., 10 AM – Noon): $4.50

Thursday is $5 admission! Explore the Lightcatcher after dark; open until 8 PM every Thursday until Aug. 25, 2016.

2016 HOLIDAY CLOSURES:
January 1
November 11 & 24 (FIG Closed Nov. 25th)
December 24-25

1. OLD CITY HALL
(Public programs and historical exhibits)
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
General Info: 360.778.8930
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, Noo
n – 5 PM

2. LIGHTCATCHER
(Art Galleries + Family Interactive Gallery, hours below)
250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
General Info: 360.778.8930
FIG General Info Line: 360.778.8970
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 5 PM
                Thursdays open until 8 PM (until Aug. 25, 2016)
                Saturday open at 10 AM (until Aug. 27, 2016)

FIG Hours:  Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM
                          Sunday, Noon – 5 PM

3. SYRE EDUCATION CENTER*
(Photo Archives and permanent historical exhibits)
201 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
General Info: 360.778.8930
Special public openings throughout the year.

Photo Archives:
360.778.8950
Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 1 – 5 PM

*Normally closed to the public. School and group tours of permanent exhibits by appointment only.

DIRECTIONS
North on I-5: Take exit 253/Lakeway Drive. Right onto King Street. Right onto Lakeway Drive. Lakeway becomes E. Holly Street. Right onto Bay Street. Immediate curve left onto Prospect Street. Old City Hall and the Syre are on the left. For the Lightcatcher, turn right from Prospect Street onto Flora Street. The building is on the corner of Flora Street and Grand Avenue.

South on I-5: Take exit 253/Lakeway Drive. Right onto Lakeway Drive. Lakeway becomes E. Holly Street. Right onto Bay Street. Immediate curve left onto Prospect Street. Old City Hall and the Syre are on the left. For the Lightcatcher, turn right from Prospect Street onto Flora Street. The building is on the corner of Flora Street and Grand Avenue.

Parking:
There is limited free parking at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street, for Museum patrons.  It is a one block walk to the Lightcatcher building, where the FIG is located. FIG visitors may also park on the street in metered spaces.  Metered spaces provide up to 2 hours of parking on weekdays between 9 AM – 5 PM.  Street parking is free on weekends.

Accessibility:
The Whatcom Museum strives to be accessible for all visitors and provides a variety of support services to assist with your visit. For more information call our general line, 360.778.8930.

Questions? Call 360.778.8930 or e-mail us.

Where to Stay:
The Whatcom Museum is pleased to partner with these local hotels to provide special rates and packages for museum visitors. Click on the logos below to go directly to each hotel’s website.

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