Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle

3.2
#9 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Washington State
Treat your kids to an array of imaginative, engaging activities at Seattle Children's Museum, where each exhibit is designed to be interactive, entertaining, and developmental. Kids can explore the science behind motion in Cog City, build a fort with everyday materials like sheets and shoeboxes, get comfortable with eye exams (using play materials) at the eye clinic, and search the indoor mountain for native Washington plants and wildlife. Keep in mind entry requires a child younger than ten years old. Check the website for a calendar of daily programs and events. Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This museum is a stunning display of color and shape and form all out of glass. From room to room the pieces become ever more awesome and beautiful; all of glass that is at the same time exquisite, fr...  more »
  • We took our 4 and 6 year old grandchildren on the recommendation of a friend since there is nothing like this here in Vancouver Canada. It was amazing and the kids loved it! They're begging to go back...  more »
  • Before we embarked on an Alaskan cruise, our multi-generational family spent a couple of days in Seattle. Of course, all of us adults wanted to go see the Space Needle and the Chihuly Glass Museum, bo...  more »
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  • Maybe it's because I haven't been to other children's museums, but my 18-months old toddler and I really enjoyed our two hours there. The exhibits/toys are old and need a makeover no doubt, but it's not that bad.
  • It's a pretty cool place for the kids. Good food court located just above it for the adults too. Plenty to do to wear them out if needed
  • After taking our daughter to the children's museum in Olympia, the Seattle children's museum was a huge disappointment. If you can take the time and go to Olympia, you won't be disappointed like you will be in Seattle. Seattle is dated and not very interactive.
  • Small on the first look this museum could take the whole day to explore. It has few theme sections each of which is interesting and has loots to do.
  • Because I did not visit the actually musuem, can only speak for the food court. There are a ton of food options and there was plenty seating even on a very busy day. This is the kind of food court where every one in the family can get what they want without compromise.

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