Pacific Bonsai Museum

Among the Most Unique Museums Near Seattle

Enjoy one of the most beautiful and unique free museums near Seattle by spending the day at the Pacific Bonsai Museum. Opened in 1989 as part of the Washington State Centennial to honor the legacy of bonsai, the museum features a breathtaking variety of trees from across the world. Open to the public six days a week, the museum offers contemporary and traditional exhibitions, group tours and educational programming for a rich cultural understanding of the art of bonsai. 

Past exhibitions have spanned the traditional and the daring and the upcoming shows planned for 2016 are no exception. Last summer's Wireless: Cut Loose took on the daunting feat of wiring required to create every bonsai tree, featuring ingenious miniature wire bonsai sculptures by artist Ken To. Visitors to the Pacific Bonsai Museum in April 2016 will experience Decked-Out: From Scroll to Skateboard, in which the tokonoma (the traditional Japanese environment for displaying bonsai) is brilliantly transformed into skate deck art by 16 of Seattle's best street artists. These new interpretations of an ancient art by one of the most exciting new movements in the creative world are bound to fascinate. 

Visit the Pacific Bonsai Museum while staying at our Seattle-area hotel, and experience extraordinary talent and natural beauty in one unforgettable location. 

Pacific Bonsai Museum

2515 S. 336th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 353-7345

Pacific Bonsai Museum Hours & Info

  • Tuesdays – Sundays (closed Mondays):10AM – 4PM year-round
  • 3rd Thursdays, March – Sept.: 10AM – 7PM
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
  • Admission is free