Here are some options for totally free activities to help stretch your budget.
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave.
Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley St.
Free “Living Museum” and free boat rides on Sunday afternoons
3015 NW 54th St.
Free guided tours from March – November
Call for tour times, 206-783-7059
Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Free from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month
Coast Guard Museum
Pier 36, 1519 Alaskan Way S.
Washington Park Arboretum
3501 NE 41st St.
Free guided tours
321 Mercer St.
Free tours the first Tuesday of every month
200 University St.
Free tours on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon and 1 p.m.
911 Pine St.
Free tours the first Saturday of every month
Washington History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave.
Free from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month
Free on your birthday
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave.
Free from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler St.
Free self-guiding paths with wildlife observation
Washington State Legislative Building
416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW
Naval Undersea Museum
1 Garnett Way
Free admission and free parking
In Long Beach:
Marsh’s Free Museum
409 S. Pacific
Blackman House Museum
118 Avenue B
Open Saturday and Sunday from noon – 3 p.m.
Free, donations accepted
Labor Day Weekend, 2010:
Olympia Harbor Days in Olympia
Bremerton Blackberry Festival in Bremerton
On September 25 & November 11:
Free admission to Olympic National Park
Free admission to Mt. Rainier National Park