Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
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Should I order my tickets in advance?
Yes! Reserve your tickets in advance in order to guarantee entry. Due to the unique nature of
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, all tickets are timed and we expect days and timeslots to sell out. A limited number of tickets will be available onsite, but they are expected to sell quickly. There are no refunds or exchanges of tickets for this exhibition.
What is a timed ticket?
Timed tickets ensure entry to the exhibition at a particular date and time. Timed tickets are required for
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors due to the popularity of the artist and the nature of the exhibition, which features five immersive spaces designed to hold only a few people at a time.
When is the best time to visit?
Mornings and weekdays are generally less crowded. Weekends tend to be busy and getting tickets on these days may be more difficult. Plan on spending up to two hours viewing the exhibition.
What if my preferred time slot isn’t available online?
We recommend selecting another time through the website as tickets will sell out quickly. A limited number of same-day timed tickets will be available onsite. Onsite ticket sales begin at 10 am and are first-come, first-served. They can only be used on the day that they are issued.
What's the best way to get an onsite ticket?
Lines for onsite tickets may form early in the day. If you arrive before the museum opens at 10 am, please line up at the First Avenue and Union Street entrance. All tickets are timed and sold on a first-come first-served basis. Your entry time to the exhibition may be for later in the day, depending on the time slots available.
Do children require timed tickets?
All visitors require a timed ticket. Children 12 and under are free but will still need a ticket. This includes carried kids or kids in carriers. Timed tickets help us account for the time necessary to enter the museum and go through the exhibition. Please keep in mind, the exhibition contains some mature content.
When should I arrive?
Be early and don’t miss your ticketed time. Plan to enter the line outside the fourth floor galleries 10 minutes before the time on your ticket. Feel free to ask a SAM staff member about any wait times or delays. If you have a long wait, tour the rest of the museum, visit the SAM Shop, or enjoy coffee and snacks at the TASTE Café until 10 minutes before your entry time.
Is my ticket valid all day? Am I able to leave and return?
There is no re-entry to
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors so be sure to eat and use the restroom before your entry time to enjoy your visit to the fullest. However, your ticket does allow all-day access to the SAM collection galleries.
Why is general admission to
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors $34.95?
The $34.95 price ensures that SAM can cover the cost of the exhibition, while simultaneously lowering the exhibition visitor capacity to ensure the safety of the art and the artist’s intent. Accessibility is important to SAM and there are opportunities for free or reduced price entry. Please see below for information on discounts.
Are there any discounts for admission?
SAM members always enjoy free admission to all galleries, including special exhibitions. Sorry, no coupons will be accepted for
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, including Entertainment Book or Chinook Book.
Flash Card or Gold Card holders are eligible for a reduced price admission ticket of $5.
Seattle Public Library has a limited number of free tickets available for check out.
SAM offers a limited number of
free and discounted tickets to underserved communities.
Should I check my bag before entering
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors?
Due to the unique nature of the exhibition we encourage you to check all bags. Please do so before heading to the fourth floor to avoid having to return to Coat Check and missing your entry time. You may be requested to leave any unchecked bags outside of the Infinity Mirror Rooms where SAM staff will be stationed. However, SAM is not responsible for your belongings and encourages you to travel light when you come to the exhibition. Seattle Art Museum provides complimentary coat check services. The following items must be checked prior to entering the museum galleries
Bags or other items larger than 11 x 15 in size
Backpacks or other items worn on the back of any size
Food and drink of any kind (including water and baby bottles)
Umbrellas of any size
Wet items including wet coats
What if I miss my ticketed entry time?
Unfortunately, tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the time on your ticket we will attempt to admit you at the next available time slot that day, but entry is not guaranteed.
Infinity Room Mirrors
What are the Infinity Mirror Rooms?
The exhibition includes five Infinity Mirror Rooms: four you enter and one you peek in to. The rooms are designed by the artist to be brief immersive experiences.
How long are lines to enter the Infinity Mirror Rooms? How long can I spend in the room?
Guests will have a limit of 20–30 seconds in each room as directed by the artist’s intent, and to keep wait times for each room estimated at 20 minutes. The Infinity Mirror Rooms can be entered in any order. We encourage you to select the shortest lines first. Plan on spending up to two hours viewing the exhibition. Anyone who cannot stand in line for this duration can ask SAM staff for assistance.
How many people can be in an Infinity Mirror Room at the same time?
The viewing platforms and areas are small. Only three people may enter each room at a time. You may be asked by an attendant to enter with other visitors.
Are the Infinity Mirror Rooms ADA accessible?
Standard wheelchairs, available at Coat Check, can enter and exit the Infinity Mirror Rooms one at a time. If you are unable to stand while in line, a limited number of folding gallery stools are available to check out from staff in the Special Exhibition Shop. Please ask staff for details. For more information, see our
There will be no public tours of
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors due to the unique and immersive nature of the gallery installation.
Can I take photos?
Non-flash photography is allowed inside the exhibition. Video recording and tripods/selfie sticks are prohibited. Please practice caution when taking photos in the Infinity Mirror Rooms and share your photos on social media with #InfiniteKusama.
Can I use my cell phone?
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors does not include a cell phone audio guide. We ask that you silence your cell phone while in the galleries. Cell phone calls can be conducted in the Brotman Forum and South Hall, as well as in SAM Shops and TASTE Café.
Can I bring a stroller into the exhibition?
Single-occupant strollers are allowed into the exhibition. Single strollers and wheelchairs are available at Coat Check to loan in exchange for your ID. Sorry, no reservations are accepted for these items.