Grand Opening


May 5 – 6, 2018

The event we've all been waiting for is finally here! On May 5, the new Nordic Museum is officially opening its doors.


To reserve tickets for May 5, click here.

To reserve tickets for May 6, click here.


The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and community festival are free and open to the public! However, to visit the galleries during Opening Weekend, you will need to reserve tickets in advance.


What can you expect from our celebratory weekend?

VIP guests from the US and the Nordic countries; traditional and contemporary Nordic music and dancing; festivities lasting all weekend long; and of course, the opportunity to experience all that the new Nordic has to offer — from our special survey of contemporary Nordic art, Northern Exposure, to our brand-new core exhibition, Nordic Journeys, which takes visitors on a journey through 11,000 years of Nordic history. 

Schedule of Events

Who's performing during the evening Grand Opening Concert?

Chelsa Wolfe









Mikko Joensuu





Baby In Vain

Who's performing during the Grand Opening daytime festivities?

Thank you to our cash sponsors!

Thank you to our media sponsors!

Thank you, Friends of the Museum!

Closed During Transition!

Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.

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