Street Address
250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mailing Address
250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
phone: 360-778-8930
Birthday Parties
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Call 360/778-8974 for details.
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday12 PM - 5 PM
General Admission: $10
Students, Military, and Seniors: $8
Kids 5 and under: $4.50
Museum Type(s)
Patricia Leach, Executive Director
Laura Johanson, Public Relations
phone: 360-647-0869
Deanna Zipp, Public Relations
phone: 360-778-8935


Your entire family is invited to celebrate Carnival in the new Lightcatcher building! Create a festive hat, transform yourself with a mask, and get your face painted. Hear about carnival around the world during storytelling in the galleries.

Known as the Family Interactive Gallery (FIG), it feels like a natural yet playful extension of the high-art environment found at a new Museum. Each element at the FIG states an intention of balance: the balance of play with education, the balance of art with science, and the balance of broad appeal with age-appropriate activities.

In the gallery, art activities and pieces from the Museum’s permanent art collection are on display amidst curved walls, benches, and other interactive components made of wood.

TheFIG includes a Rain Hut that incorporates the sounds of nature and weather with educational information about what happens to storm water runoff. During a visit to the restrooms, kids can even learn about the rain harvesting cisterns at the Lightcatcher that save the Museum 200,000 gallons of water each year.

BIRTHDAYS ARE BIG AT THE FIG! A birthday celebration at the FIG is destined to become a favorite childhood memory for a new generation of Whatcom County kids.