Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle

Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle

The brainchild of a group of creative Seattle parents who formed a nonprofit organization in 1979 to educate their children in an entertaining and informative way, this museum started with a single exhibit but currently features 18,000 sq feet of play space with a dozen hands-on, interactive, and child-size exhibits on world culture, art, technology, and the humanities. Those looking to really have a great time should come on a weekday, as the place gets pretty packed and hectic otherwise.

There's plenty of activity and play adventure for those in the age 1-5 range to entertain themselves with, be it the little supermarket, post office, or construction zone – all of which are big hits. Parents can do in and outs, and must accompany their child to supervise them, as this is definitely not a daycare for drop offs! Unless they bring their own meal, families are offered good options in the food court upstairs, so after the kids play, they can be fed right away before falling asleep for a nap.

Why You Should Visit:
A great way to combine education and vacation for young children; clean and well-structured, with hands-on learning about real-world activities. Close proximity to the best outdoor play structures in King County, too – and if you head out on a clear day, kids will also love the nearby International Fountain.

Tip:
Ask at the desk about the jungle gym with huge slides and go there first if you so desire.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am–5pm

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Sight Name: Seattle Children's Museum
Sight Location: Seattle, USA (See walking tours in Seattle)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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