The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Welcome to the Whatcom Museum!

The Whatcom Museum campus occupies three buildings in downtown Bellingham’s Arts District; two with regular public hours–the Lightcatcher building and Old City Hall. During inclement weather, call our general info line, 360.778.8930, to confirm hours of operation and program schedules.


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

Reciprocal membership programs:
The Whatcom Museum participates in the  North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) and the Smithsonian Affiliate museums. Free reciprocal membership is provided by presenting a membership card with the NARM sticker, or by presenting a Smithsonian membership card.

Members of museums that participate in the Northwest Association of Youth Museums (NWAYM) receive 25% off admission for a family (up to 4 people) by presenting a membership card and photo ID. See a list of Northwest Association of Youth Museums participating museums.