Limited access to the museum on December 31, 2018 due to evening event. Pacific Avenue is closed from 15th to 17th street.
Members of the Museum park for FREE in the parking lot adjacent to the Museum on Mondays and Wednesdays-Fridays in stalls 1-10 only. Parking is provided on a first come basis. Additional spaces are available in the lot adjacent to the Museum on the Saturdays and Sundays.
Some restrictions do apply. Members must display a member-only parking hang tag while parking in the lot. Parking is available when visiting the museum only, and a 3 hour time limit is enforced.
Street parking is available along Pacific Avenue, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday for $1 per hour.
Street parking is free on Sundays.
The parking lot adjacent to the Museum at 1501 Pacific Avenue is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays only. The price for lot parking on the weekends is $6.60 for three hours.
Umpqua Bank Garage, located across the street from the Museum and a 1/2 block north, is available from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $3.00 per hour or $15.00 all day. This location is staffed by an attendant and monitored by Republic Parking.
The Union Station Lot is available for $2.00 for 0-2 hours or $10.00 all day. The lot is located behind Union Station and can be accessed via Hood Street, just south of the Children's Museum off Pacific Avenue.
The Tacoma Art Museum Lot is available 24/7; $2.00 for 0-1 hour, $4.00 for 1-2 hours, and $12 for over 2 hours: 10 hours max. Stalls 111-116 and 136-252 are available. The lot is located behind Tacoma Art Museum and can be accessed via Hood Street, just south of the Children's Museum off Pacific Avenue.
The Tacoma Dome Station is available 24/7 for FREE! Park at Tacoma Dome Station and catch the Link Light Rail to the Museum.
The Link Light Rail travels 1.6 miles through downtown Tacoma, making five stops along the way. The Link begins at Tacoma Dome Station and runs up to Tacoma's Theater District and Antique Row. Link trains run every 12 to 24 minutes depending on the time of day. Service is available from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Riding Tacoma Link is free, and a stop is located just one block west of the Museum.
Pierce Transit bus stops are located just north and south of the Museum's front doors. Plan your trip by visiting Pierce Transit.
Starting June 1 through September 2, 2018 you can also ride the Downtown to Defiance Trolley on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The route begins at the Tacoma Dome, and stops at 17th and Pacific, two short blocks from the museum.