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The Pacific Bonsai Museum is a peaceful oasis in Federal Way, Washington, that offers visitors the opportunity to discover a unique collection of bonsai trees and the tranquil beauty of bonsai art. Situated in Weyerhaeuser’s Dunn Gardens, which echoes the Japanese zen tradition, this serene sanctuary provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Information can be found here.

The museum was founded in 1989 by Harry Hirao, a master bonsai artist and educator. For over 30 years, Mr. Hirao has curated and cared for an impressive collection of bonsai trees, which range from young bonsai saplings to century-old specimens. His passion for the art of bonsai is present in each tree and the entire museum. Discover facts about A Day of Thrilling Fun at Catapult Adventure Park Federal Way.

The museum's uniqueness lies in its dedication to the preservation and presentation of bonsai art, the stories of the trees, and the people who own them. It’s more than just a museum; it’s an educational experience. Visitors can learn the history of bonsai and its evolution in both Eastern and Western cultural traditions and admire the ever-changing beauty of the exhibits.

Guided tours are offered to ensure visitors get a complete history of bonsai and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any related topics. From viewing the oldest known American bonsai tree to admiring the works of many renowned bonsai artists, the Pacific Bonsai Museum offers the chance to experience a classic Japanese zen garden with a modern twist.