3rd and Stewart Garage
Up to 4 hours for $8
Request a discount voucher at the SAM Ticketing Desk to apply as you leave the garage. The garage is 4 blocks from SAM’s 1st Avenue and Union Street entrance, with the entrance on Stewart Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Russell Investment Center Garage
WEEKEND-ONLY up to 4 hours for $6.
Request a discount voucher at the SAM Ticketing Desk to apply as you leave the garage. Normal garage rates apply after 4 hours. Entrance is on Union Street Between First and Second Avenues adjacent to the SAM building.
Regular daily rates apply for weekdays. View more information
here. Garage height limit is 6' 7".
|Monday – Friday
||6 am – 10 pm
||9 am – Midnight
||10 am – 10 pm
This is an ADA-accessible garage; it has an elevator that will deposit you around the corner from the museum’s main entrance or inside the museum.
Drop-off areas for visitors with special needs are available near the Seattle Art Museum. See
Accessibility for more information.
The museum entrance is located on 1st Ave and Union St.
View the Seattle Art Museum in relation to the Olympic Sculpture Park and the Asian Art Museum
on this map.
Heading north: I-5 to Seneca St exit (#165), west on Seneca St to 1st Ave, and turn right (north) on 1st Ave. SAM will be on your right between Union and University Streets.
Heading south: I-5 to Union St exit (#165B), west (toward Puget Sound) on Union St to 1st Ave. SAM will be on your left between Union and University Streets.
From I-90: Heading west, merge onto I-5 North; take Madison St exit (#2C). Turn left on Madison and right on 1st Ave. SAM will be on your right between Union and University Streets.
By Public Transit
Visit the Metro website for a complete guide to Seattle's transit system and a map of nearby bus stops.
Sound Transit Link Light Rail University Street Station exits onto 2nd Ave, one block west of SAM's entrances.
See the SDOT interactive bike map for all levels of riders. Multiple bike racks are available on-street and public racks can be accessed by ramp or elevator on Union between 1st and 2nd Avenue on the first parking level of the Russell Investment Center Garage.
Boats from West Seattle, Bremerton, and Bainbridge, Blake, Vashon, and Vancouver Islands disembark within walking distance from SAM.