Founded in 2004, TeenTix is an awesome program designed to empower teenagers to be more involved and influential in the arts community in Seattle. Any teen between the ages of 13 and 19 can sign up (http://www.teentix.org/sign-up) to receive a free Teen Tix pass which they can then use to buy $5 day-of-show passes to almost any show or event at any one of TeenTix’s 54 partners!
This Thursday we, the interns of this project, went to Experience Music Project (EMP). Though some of us had not been to EMP before, I had visited the museum about a year ago and was very excited to go again. The EMP really is an experience. The building itself is designed in such an interesting way that if the museum had no exhibits people could still be entertained simply looking at the interior. However, the exhibits in the museum are extremely impressive as well.
The Seattle Public Library has partnered with several Seattle museums to provide free museum passes to individuals and families. If you are a SPL member (it’s easy to become one and completely free) you can check out the passes at the library’s website at http://www.spl.org/library-collection/museum-pass. There are a limited number of passes for each museum each day so make sure to plan in advance.
Today the interns ventured out of downtown Seattle to visit the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in its new location in South Lake Union. We were greeted by the fashionable Adult Public Programs Assistant and Education Coordinator who gave us a tour of the museum and also had a lot to tell us about the programs for teens, some which are very recent, that are available at the museum.