March 26, 2021

Christina Claassen, Marketing & PR Manager
Whatcom Museum
(360) 778-8936

The Whatcom Museum's Family Interactive Gallery Reopening

The Whatcom Museum is excited to announce that after a year of closure, the Family Interactive Gallery (FIG), inside the Lightcatcher building, is ready to welcome visitors back. During our closure, we've taken the opportunity to refresh the space with exciting new features, as well as many safety protocols.

Starting April 1, 2021, the FIG will reopen to the public at 25% capacity with reduced hours and limited visitor capacity. All visitors, including members, must make a reservation in advance to visit the FIG. Each reservation is for 2 hours and available Thursday – Saturday at two-time slots; noon – 2 p.m. or 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

How reservations work:

  • Reservations are available Thursday through Saturday, with slots at noon and 2:30 p.m.
  • Each reservation is for up to 6 people and lasts for 2 hours.
  • Admission is free to members. General admission rates apply for non-members. Payment will be processed at the time of arrival.
  • A Museum attendant will check visitors in upon arrival and direct them to the FIG. Reservations will be held for 30 minutes.
  • Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. No same-day reservations or walk-in visits are allowed at this time.

Reservations can be made through WaitWhile, an online reservation platform.We're dedicated to ensuring visitors have an enjoyable, educational experience in the safest way possible. Information about visitor expectations can be found on the Museum's website, as well as a COVID-19 response page with a full list of safety protocols.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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