Whatcom Museum

Providing innovative and interactive educational programs and exhibitions about art, nature, and Northwest history.

Located in downtown Bellingham, WA, the Whatcom Museum connects people to art, nature, and Northwest history, as visitors take part in a vast range of programs and exhibitions designed to get them thinking about our changing cultural, natural, and historical landscapes.  The Whatcom Museum is a non-profit organization operated by the Whatcom Museum Foundation with support from the City of Bellingham. Our collection contains more than 200,000 artifacts and artworks of regional importance, including a vast photographic archive. The Whatcom Museum is accredited nationally by the American Alliance of Museums, is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, and a member of the American Association of State & Local History.

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1. Old City Hall & Lightcatcher building photos by C9 Photography; 2. Lightcatcher building photo by C9 Photography; 3. Old City Hall photo by C9 Photography; 4. Whatcom Museum logo; 5. Visitors at the People of the Sea & Cedar exhibit in the Lightcatcher building photo by David Scherrer; 6. John M. Edson Hall of Birds photo by David Scherrer; 7. Children create art in the Family Interactive Gallery studio; 8. The Lightcatcher galleries feature rotating home-curated, as well as traveling, fine art exhibitions
Prospect Street 121
Bellingham 98225 WA US
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Patricia Leach


Thursday-Sunday, 12-5pm

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