About the Museum

​​Mission Statement

The Whatcom Museum provides innovative and interactive educational programs and exhibitions about art, nature and Northwest history. We seek to stimulate curiosity about our changing cultural, natural and historical landscapes, for the youngest to the oldest minds, and to inspire preservation of and creative contributions to our region and beyond. ~ Patricia M. Leach, Director

Department Information


We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.