The weather has officially taken a turn for the worse, which leaves a lot of parents looking for fun, creative, dry things to do with their little ones. Seattle Children’s Museum prides itself on being a place where imaginations come alive… and we couldn’t agree more. With engaging exhibits around every corner at the museum, kids from birth to 8 years old can keep their minds and bodies active and exploring all winter long!
Here are just a few of our favorite things to do at the museum:
Discovery Bay: Designed specifically for visitors 3 years old and under, Discovery Bay is a safe place for little ones to explore. This exhibit features a fascinating fish tank, fun slide, blocks, and plenty of toys.
Dunn Lumber Construction Zone: Get ready to build! Dunn Lumber Construction Zone is the place for mini construction workers to grab a hard hat and gloves and get to work. Kids can create with foam, tape measures, peg board, nuts, bolts and lots of other building supplies.
Global Village: Take a trip around the world, without leaving the museum. The Global Village will stamp your imaginary passports as you travel to Ghana, the Philippines and Japan. Shop, explore housing, be part of an African drum circle and more!
Imagination Studio: Creativity abounds at the museum’s Imagination Studio. This is a space where artistic aspirations are expressed through paint, clay, recycled pieces for building and drawing! Plus each month, your budding artist can help create a community project that corresponds with the museum’s monthly theme.
The Post Office and the Market: These fun areas are replicas of the real thing! Go shopping at the market with food to purchase, shopping carts, and cash registers. Then head to the Post Office to make sure that all of the letters and packages are posted, sorted and delivered right where they need to go!
In addition to these permanent exhibits at the museum, there are special themes and a variety of events each month. Monthly themes like Heart Hullaballo in February and Growing a Garden in June create fun things to do throughout the museum. There are also camps, age specific programs, and special events that are offered throughout the year. Plan your trip, get admission and event info and more here.