June 1, 2020:

Following directives from King County, WA health officials, the Museum is temporarily closed. Unfortunately, it is still too early for us to announce a reopening date. We will update this page with new information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, we invite you to join our community online. We will do our best to continue to share our bonsai love here and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Please stay home, take care of yourselves, be safe and well. Know that the bonsai will be well taken care of and ready to see you when the time comes.

Free Zoom Backgrounds

Zoom in peace with these beautiful Pacific Bonsai Museum backgrounds. Download them here.

GiveBIG for small trees

We are asking for your support for our collection so we can be here for you and everyone who needs the peace and calm of nature. All gifts are appreciated! Thank you!

Take a Virtual Field Trip

We have adapted our in-person field trip content into a new, Virtual Field Trip program which includes a series of narrated introductory videos, lesson plans, and activity sheets. Get started

A Gallery of Trees Book

Our first-ever book about our collection, A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum, is currently being printed. We are taking pre-orders for books, which are estimated to start shipping in early June.

World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience

We are currently planning our 2020 special exhibition coming this summer. Learn more…

Tuning Into Nature

Read ‘Tuning Into Nature‘ featuring LAB artist Ron Lang by Katherine Wimble Fox. Originally published in January 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 36-39. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.


Pacific Bonsai Museum is excited to offer audio tours in Chinese (Mandarin). 


Digital Archives available

See archival photos and discover how these works of living sculpture have changed over the time.

Reading Room Now Open

In appreciation of our community, for the first time ever, we are opening our reading room to members-only. Learn more…

MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 20, spend your MLK-Day morning being active, outside, with (new) friends from your community helping maintain a healthy, beautiful forest… Learn more…

Book a group tour

Guided tours to groups of 10 or more are available Tuesday through Friday. Learn more…

TAICHI & Bonsai

New! Practice taichi among the bonsai and take your zen to the next level, Thursday, July 18. Learn more and sign up!

Become A Docent

Tell the stories of the bonsai and enrich visitor experiences. Applications accepted through Jan 24, 2019. Learn more.

Sunday Tours

Free, guided tours of the exhibit are offered every Sunday at 1pm. No reservations required.

Branch Out

Join us for an extraordinary evening to support Pacific Bonsai Museum, September 15. Learn more and register.



the collection


creeping hydrangea

David De Groot

Catlin Elm

John Naka

Bald Cypress

Vaughn Banting

Tucker oak

Sadao Yukimaru


From the SHOP