SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle's museums and hotels kicked off a region-wide travel program today with a flag-raising ceremony atop the Space Needle and a proclamation from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. February 1-29, 2016 is officially "Seattle Museum Month," which offers hotel guests 50 percent off admission at 41 participating museums.
"Gray is just our backdrop," according to Seattle tourism leaders behind the non-profit campaign. February skies in the city are often gloomy, but local arts institutions offer vibrant exhibits.
The offers are valid for guests staying at one of 59 downtown Seattle hotels. Guests must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts; these discounts will be valid for all guests staying in the hotel room (not to exceed four people) during hotel stay dates.
Major museums in Seattle and the surrounding region are participating in the program – including the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of History & Industry, Museum of Flight, EMP Museum, Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Two internationally renowned glass art museums are included - Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.
Visitors can check the Seattle Museum Month web site for a full list of participating museums at www.seattlemuseummonth.com.
Patrons must stay in one of the participating hotels in order to access Seattle Museum Month offers. The discount offer will be honored for qualifying visitors for all days that participating museums are open in February, subject only to capacity. Some separate, specially ticketed exhibitions, programs and events at various participating museums are not included in Seattle Museum Month.
Seattle Museum Month is produced by Visit Seattle and funded by the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA), a dedicated marketing fund assessed from guests at the 59 downtown Seattle hotels. The program goal is to increase hotel room nights as well as museum attendance during the month of February. Additionally, the program's marketing exposure is expected to have a long-term positive business impact for participating organizations and the region.
Visit Seattle thanks 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and STQRY for supporting Seattle Museum Month.
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County's official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region.
For images of Seattle museums and campaign art, visit Media.visitseattle.org/res/sites/museummonth.
SOURCE Visit Seattle