FAQs

What are the Museum’s hours?

Open Daily.

  • Museum & Store: 10AM to 6PM
  • Bistro: 10AM to 3PM

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Museum closes early at 2PM on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

More information is listed here.

 

Does the Museum charge admission?

BIMA has free admission for all thanks to generous members and donors like you. Ticket charge may apply for special events hosted at the Museum. All special event pricing will be listed on the event’s calendar page.

 

Does the Museum offer guided tours for groups or schools?

Yes, BIMA’s volunteer docents can provide informal guided tours of the Museum for the general visitor. Have a larger group that you’d like to bring to the Museum?

Learn more about scheduling a group tour or field trip here.

 

Where is the Museum located?

The Museum is located on the corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305 on Bainbridge Island, just a few steps from the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry terminal. The Museum’s street address is:

550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

You can find directions to BIMA here.

 

Does the Museum offer parking?

BIMA’s development, the Island Gateway, offers designated spots in the upper lot and underground garage as well as general parking in surrounding areas. Seattle guests can easily walk from the ferry.

 

Is the Museum accessible to guests with disabilities and families with strollers?

The Museum is accessible on both floors with elevators and ramps that accommodate strollers and wheelchairs. A wheelchair and cane are available to guests at the reception desk.

 

Are animals allowed in the Museum?

Service animals are allowed in BIMA and must be clearly identified as such.

 

Is photography allowed at the Museum?

Yes, non-flash photography is allowed. In some special cases—for a specific piece or exhibition—there may be a “no photo” rule. The use of selfie sticks and tripods is not allowed.

 

May I bring suitcases or backpacks into the Museum?

Guests will be asked to store suitcases, backpacks, and other large items in the entry closet free of charge. The docents at the reception desk will assist you with this.

 

How do I reach the Museum’s lost and found?

Please call (206) 842-4451 and we can assist you.

 

Does the Museum’s Bistro take reservations?

Yes, call (206) 451-4011 to reserve a table ahead of time.

 

May I bring food and/or drinks into the Museum?

BIMA does not permit food or drink in the museum, except that which is served in the Bistro.

 

What are BIMA’s mission and vision?

You can find BIMA’s mission, vision, and values here.

 

What kind of art does the Museum collect/display?

The Museum’s unique focus is on artists from and special collections that exist in the Puget Sound region. BIMA puts the emphasis on the diverse and lesser-known artists of the region, exhibiting a wide variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, book art, photography, sculpture, metal, wood, ceramic, glass, fiber art, jewelry, and furniture.

 

Does the Museum offer educational programs?

Yes, BIMA promotes art education for people of all ages, interests, abilities, and skill levels. .

Find out more about BIMA’s education programs here.

 

Does the Museum offer rental space for special events?

Yes, BIMA offers its auditorium and other spaces in the building for rentals of all shapes and sizes, ranging from lectures and films in the auditorium to weddings and birthday parties in the galleries and Bistro.

Find out more about planning your next event at BIMA here.

 

How can I get involved at the Museum?

BIMA welcomes volunteers in a variety of positions throughout the Museum.

Find out more about volunteer opportunities here.

 

BIMA is always looking for excited, passionate individuals to join the team.

Find out about our current employment opportunities here.

 

How can I support the Museum?

There are many ways to support BIMA, including volunteering your time, making a donation, or joining the Museum as a member.

Learn more here.