Sunday, December 4, 2022: Pacific Bonsai Museum will be closed today due to dangerously icy conditions and cold temperatures. We will have the bonsai’s winter enclosures fully covered all day, so they will be off-display. We regret any inconvenience to those of you who hoped to visit today. We hope to see you another day. Thank you for your understanding!

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PLEASE BE ADVISED: Pacific Bonsai Museum will be closed for the Holidays starting Saturday, December 24, 2022. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. We regret any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding!

Everyone Needs More Friends

When you Befriend a Bonsai, you provide exceptional bonsai care that supports their botanic care and aesthetic advancement as living artworks. Your gift will support our collection and help raise $27,000 for all the pots, wire, soil, care, and resources to share living art with our community.

Plan Your Visit


Stone Images XII on view now

Expand your imagination with this viewing stones exhibition. Learn more…

A Bonsai Solstice returns Dec 17

Enjoy bonsai & community in the glow of soft lights. Learn more…

Free Museum Audio Tour

Available in English and Chinese (Mandarin) with more languages coming soon. Listen on your smartphone.

A Gallery of Trees Book

Our first-ever book about our collection, and a catalog for our current exhibition, A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum. Learn more and purchase a copy…

Become a Member

Join our community and support our collection. Learn more…

World Tai Chi Day Apr 30

Practice tai chi among the bonsai Saturday, Apr 30, 10am to 12noon. Free. No reservations necessary. Learn more…

Pat Bako Named our new ED

Pat Bako (“BAY-ko”) became our new Executive Director on January 3, 2022, replacing Kathy McCabe, who retired at the end of 2021. Read more…

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…

Read our 2020 Annual Report

2020 time and the many lessons therein. Read more…

Little Champions: Bonsai of the Evergreen State

On view Aug 30 through October 7, 2022 at Amazon’s Seattle Spheres. 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…

Virtual Repotting Q&A

PBM Members are invited to listen, watch and ask your repotting questions. Learn more…


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


World War Bonsai Exhibition Catalog

A 60 page, full-color, pocket-sized encapsulation of our groundbreaking exhibition. 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.

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.

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.



the collection


creeping hydrangea

David De Groot

Catlin Elm

John Naka

Bald Cypress

Vaughn Banting

Tucker oak

Sadao Yukimaru


From the SHOP