Starting Wednesday, July 8, Pacific Bonsai Museum will be open to members, volunteers, and supporters, same hours as before (10am to 4pm; closed on Mondays).

We will reopen to the general public on Tuesday, July 14.


Here are a few things you can expect upon your return:


  • Wear face coverings when you visit. As consistent with current WA State and King County guidelines, we recommend that visitors wear face-covering on our trails and while in the Museum to protect one another from covid-19. Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks.

Also, see our new line of five, botanical print masks (including one bonsai print) available in our online shop.


  • One-way paths, social distancing, and one closed space. To ensure adequate social distancing, the flow through our exhibit space will be one-way. We ask that only one-household-at-a-time occupy each alcove space. If an alcove is occupied, please wait to enter, maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance. Similarly, if you see staff or volunteers working with the collection, please maintain adequate space from them. Our Conservatory will remain temporarily closed. Group tours and in-person field trips are still temporarily suspended. 


  • Added Personal Safety Measures. So that our restrooms remain well-ventilated, exterior doors will be propped open. One household can occupy each restroom at a time. If you’re not sure if the restroom is occupied, shout a little ‘hello’ at the entrance and wait if you hear a response. Our restrooms also now have touchless faucets, touchless soap dispensers, and touchless paper towel dispensers for your safety. Hand sanitizer stations are being installed in the Museum for your use.


  • Exhibition installation is in progress. We are excited to bring you our delayed 2020 special exhibition, World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience, later this summer. You may notice some alcoves are currently in the process of having exhibition materials installed. Thank you for respecting the directions shown on signage.


Thank you for your patience, understanding, and bendy-branch flexibility as we all adjust to these changes. We look forward to seeing you again!

Botanical print masks

We partnered with RAI (Refugee Artisan Initiative) to offer 5, botanical print masks. Available in our online shop.

A Gallery of Trees Book

Our first-ever book about our collection, A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum, has just arrived, hot off the press. Learn more and purchase a copy…

A Gallery of Trees Posters

Custom screen printed posters of artwork from A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum now available. Learn more…

World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience

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

Free Zoom Backgrounds

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

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

We are an anti-racist organization

We believe racial equity is a human right. We support the work of Black Lives Matter and the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) movement. Read full statement.

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.

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!


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


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.

Digital Archives available

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

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