Museum of History & Industry

860 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.

MOHAI requires all visitors to wear masks. For more information on what to expect during your visit, refer to MOHAI’s Welcome Page -


True Northwest: The Seattle Journey - Included with Smithsonian Museum Day ticket.
Delve into Puget Sound’s history from the 1790s to today in an award-winning exhibit that combines artifacts, images, hands-on activities, and multimedia presentations. Discover how the dramatic environment, diverse population, connections to the broader world, and inventive spirit have shaped its history.

Bezos Center for Innovation - Included with Smithsonian Museum Day ticket.
Explore how innovation shaped our region and changed the world. Through interactive exhibits, community and educational programs, and first-person insights from leading innovators, discover Seattle’s role as a nexus of big ideas and new directions - and ignite the innovator within! This is the place to discover the past and future of creativity and invention in our region.

Maritime Seattle - Included with Smithsonian Museum Day ticket.
Continuing MOHAI’s 50+ year partnership with the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society (PSMHS), this exhibit in the McCurdy Family Maritime Gallery explores our region’s connection to water, beginning right at Lake Union. The exhibit uses images, models, and artifacts to juxtapose historic activities with the modern ones visible on Lake Union through the gallery’s north-facing windows.

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