Vacations or staycations are always made more memorable by a visit to a museum. Though Spokane is known for its natural beauty and urban river gorge, our museums also offer inspiring and stimulating experiences that are not to be missed. Whether you are seeking an educational or artistic outing, or simply a new destination, the museums of Spokane offer something for everyone.
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC)
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) is located in the historic Browne's Addition neighborhood. An accredited museum, the MAC was founded in 1916 and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. It specializes in art and regional history, including the lives of early pioneers and the area's indigenous peoples. A truly multifaceted institution, the five-acre MAC grounds are also home to the 1900s Campbell House.
Blue Zoo Spokane
The Blue Zoo is on a mission is to educate and inspire in a fun, hands-on environment! Touch and feed stingrays, birds and reptiles! Experience sharks, an octopus, clownfish, seahorses, jellyfish and angelfish! Mermaids and Pirates host fun educational sessions where you can experience feeding times and ask experts questions. Come join the fun!
Spokane does indeed have something for everyone and there is no better example of that than our fine museums. With a range of subjects and approaches to choose from, these cultural hotspots demonstrate the versatility of life in the Northwest.