Whatcom Museum, Bellingham

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  • This review is for the Lightcatcher Museum. Lightcatcher has very well-done art exhibits. Currently People of the Sea and Cedar is upstairs and well worth a trip. We have been there a few times and it...  more »
  • The most interesting feature here is the building itself and the history of its construction and use. The contents are pedestrian and largely interesting only to a few. If there were funding available...  more »
  • From the golden age to modern age appearance for Bush in the well where the Pacific Highway showed a quick stop to take in the view, even a decent Museum.
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  • Our program went with about 47 kids. Seemed like okay people. But told our group to whisper. 🙄 "Tour " wasnt a tour. Lady walked us between buildings said ill be around if you have questions😏🤷
  • Always something new! Beautiful new exhibition on Coast Salish tribes that's full of information for adults and hands on for children. Also, many don't know that the admission paid gets you into the art museum, children's museum, AND natural history museum. So admission is pretty fair.
  • Enjoyed the bird exhibit and tour at Old City Hall. There were some excellent old photos and a nice history video too. The art in the LIghtcatcher was childish and the room was dark and cold. Couldn't get out fast enough. The children's play area, however, looked to be a paradise for young kids.
  • We certainly don't visit this local icon often enough, but when we do I am always pleasantly surprised by the friendly, informative & quirky docents. They make the experience just a bit more memorable. This last visit we were treated to excellent views out of the upper turret overlooking Bham bay while bright god beams skittered over the water under a brooding sky, sorry I didn't get photos ;{)
  • Great place to take kids on a rainy day!

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