Ballard’s National Nordic Museum is on the short list for the country’s best museum.
The Nordic has been nominated in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for Best New Museum: “These museums, ranging from avant-garde art galleries to colorful children’s museums, represent the best openings of the past two years,” the contest details read.
They’ve closed the leaderboard to keep the winner a surprise, but last we checked, the National Nordic Museum was in third place.
Here’s what USA Today says about the National Nordic Museum:
Originally founded in 1980, the National Nordic Museum in Seattle recently debuted its brand new facility in the Ballard neighborhood. This new exhibit space tells the 12,000-year story of Nordic history and culture across the nations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The building itself was designed with Nordic details and materials and features a central Fjord Hall that narrows as visitors go deeper into the museum.
Voting is open until Monday, Feb. 17 at noon, and you can vote once per day until the polls close. The winning museum will be announced Friday, Feb. 28.