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Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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. Add Seattle Children's Museum to your Seattle travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Seattle vacation route planner.
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  • I would not recommend this place. There are many exhibits that are merely a shell with no real interactive items inside. There is an international section where you can go and learn about homes in oth...  read more »
  • My son who is almost 4 loved this place! There train tables, a stage with costumes and lights to play with, a seaside area for tots, grocery store, and so much more! Prices were very reasonable and th...  read more »
  • My daughter had some much fun here. There was a lot of different activities and areas to play in. She could have spent all day here if we would have had time for that. 
  • This place needs an upgrade! Our grand kids don't want to go again because it never seems to change. Supposedly they're raising money for improvements but has stayed the same for a decade. If you've seen other cities children's museums, you know what is missing in Seattle.
  • Great place for your kid. Had our daughters bday here. Great but timjng was hectic for setup and clean up. Fun times though, great staff.
  • Seattle's children's museum is particular good for pre-schoolers. Located in the downstairs part of the armory.
  • Good spot to take the kiddos and run off some energy. It's located in the basement of the food court in the Seattle Center. Note to those taking the elevator, it is actually floor number one not the basement Pare we wandered around for a bit in a pretty dank dungeon-like area but luckily found our way upstairs. I was actually surprised that this place isn't bigger. For a city like Seattle, I figured the Children's Museum here would be epic, and while it was good, it didn't blow us out of the water. Entry is around $8 and there is some reciprocity with other Children's Museums, so make sure to bring your card. It will usually get you a couple of bucks off. Upon entering, there is stroller parking off to the left in the "transit area". There's also a train set over here which both our kiddos were very excited about. The other areas included a hardware store set-up, the grocery store, a stage for acting comma a great little area that simulated a hike up a hill, as well as a mechanical type room where wiffle balls are tossed to and fro. I didn't see any art specific rooms, though we didn't explore everything. Another big hit at least with our kids was the ceramic Orca that they could crawl through. In addition, there was a sailboat with a working steering wheel that was pretty exciting. All in all, this is a place that is definitely worth hitting up and probably a place that we would frequent if we lived in Seattle. That said, I'm surprised there wasn't a little bit more to the children's museum as the one in Iowa City is larger and has more exhibits. Space is certainly at a premium, but so are our children's Futures : ).
  • My son loves this place a lot. There are lot of things to do which gives a play and learn environment for the child. There are multiple sections eg, Kitchen, Science room, ethnic cultural houses, tiny tots area, program platform, trains, library etc. There are membership passes also available if you are a regular visitor.
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