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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

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Address: 2316 W. First Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone Number: 15094563931
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural...

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with five underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The museum campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, a library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays are half-price admission days. On Wednesdays, the museum is open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

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Fascinating, eclectic, well-curated

It was a rainy day and we were looking for indoor activity and really lucked out. Once in the very new-looking building we were greeted very warmly. When we said we were all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy day and we were looking for indoor activity and really lucked out. Once in the very new-looking building we were greeted very warmly. When we said we were all students of a life-long learning institute in AZ, we were very generously granted the student admission price (we did have our student ID's with us). A really... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a tourism class here a year back and enjoyed the building. Located in Brown's addition it is a newer building with beautiful historic homes surrounding it. Great museum with neat things to see. If you are around Brown's addition I recommend stopping by.

Thank Nate P
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the cliff edge in the elegant Brown's Addition neighborhood. Free bonus view! Within walking distance of downtown. A modern, light-filled space which had a phenomenal photo exhibit when we visited. Kids art-making space. Good gift/book/art shop. Next door is a museum mansion house staffed with volunteers who love to tell bout the family who built it and Spokane... More 

Thank Becky O
Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

A beautifully designed contemporary building. It flows well and each space flows to the other. Relatively small but the admission is only $10 and $5 for students of all ages. The fee also includes the Campbell House which is interesting to see.

Thank Mark M
Spokane, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The MAC is a great place to spend a rainy day or lazy afternoon, all the while learning interesting facts about our history. I can be a bit of a cheapskate so really enjoy 1st Friday's when admission is free on the 1st Friday of each month. The current exhibit is called Treasure, and has lots of interesting displays and... More 

Thank TnT_Ray2
Cheney, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

One of my favorite places to visit in Spokane. Interesting for all ages, and your ticket includes a tour of the Campbell House.

Thank Jan P
North Olmsted OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We were there at the treasure hunt time. Very cute for the little ones. Nice exhibits especially about the Indian clothes.

Thank Barbara S
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Culture nestled in the middle of the Browns addition. Loved the Treasure exhibit. Parking is free and on Tuesdays the admission to the museum is half priced. The Campbell house was the best part!

Thank Tracy H
Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Grandkids were excited to see the displays and how many legos took to complete one. Also enjoyed trying to do different things them selves. Talked about what could build with legos at home and using their imaginations.

Thank ldyinblu
Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Very nice museum with great changing exhibits. Admission also gets you into the Campbell House. Be sure to see this, which is located just next door. Also, great museum shop.

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