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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

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Address: 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-5906
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+1 509-456-3931
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed 10:00 - 20:00
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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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Awesome venue for Spokane

It had been several years since we had been to the MAC. Yesterday we attended the attraction : Titans of the Ice Age. It was worth the admission cost of $15. There were several... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It had been several years since we had been to the MAC. Yesterday we attended the attraction : Titans of the Ice Age. It was worth the admission cost of $15. There were several rooms dedicated to Mammoths and Mastodons with a real variety of display types. Can't wait to see what the next attraction will be!

1 Thank potatofish
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We specifically came for the mammoth traveling exhibit. There was very little of an exhibit. Each room with the exhibit had at least two videos or movies playing at the same time so that the noise from one video over powered the other. One could not concentrate to read or discuss about the few items as the rooms was so... More 

Thank Sillyme2
Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Between the static exhibits and the great traveling exhibits they bring in, this place is great and so enriching for a family trip. The staff are excellent and we are lucky here in Spokane to have such a great attraction. The Lego exhibit was by far the coolest we have seen. Now a season pass holder.

Thank Jason F
Brookings, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This museum had a lot of mammoth displays. If you and your family are into mammoths then you are going to love this museum. I expected more artifacts that told the story of the Spokane Tribe of Natives. Instead, there were just a few artifacts along with other displays. The deli was closed which was not good because I wanted... More 

Thank K9268OItraveler
Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great traveling exhibits along with locally produced events. Right now the museum is undergoing significant change in leadership with a new Executive Director coming on board at the end of February. There will be many new things happening at the Museum as it kicks off its second century.

Thank SAMiller523
Spokane, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The MAC is always a treat. It's traveling exhibits are second to none. Right now, for instance, there is an Egyptian exhibit until Jan. 6, 2017. Spokane is very fortunate to have world class shows like this one. Show your support and GO!

1 Thank RushCubFan
Everett, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the traveling Egypt Exhibit. The rest of the museum contained some local art. Don't miss the historic home and carriage house next door. Their a real treat.

2 Thank Unknown_Traveler
West Richland, Washington
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

At only $10 per person it is well worth the stop. The Ancient Egypt exhibit is small but adequate. There was a lot of interactive fun for kids but interesting facts for adults. This museum appears to be geared towards kids but was enjoyable nonetheless. The Campbell House was fun to walk through and gave a lot of history of... More 

1 Thank Stacey A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

For a city the size of Spokane we are amazed at how much art and culture it is willing to spend money on. Located in an area of town with many very old large homes as well.

Thank Mike5466
Big Sky, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited here while on vacation in Spokane. Seemed a bit overpriced considering there was really only one exhibit. The Egypt exhibit was very small. The worst part of the visit was the amount of really young school children. They were literally screaming & running around completely out of control. Also they had no services for food or drink. Experience may... More 

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