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Family Activities
Family Activities

© Julie Markee

Whether you’re receiving sailing lessons at the Center for Wooden Boats, meandering along the trail to Snoqualmie Falls, or checking out Wing Luke Museum, Seattle has many areas and activities for family time. In the winter months, skiing and winter sports are found in abundance, while warmer weather provides comedy routines and concerts to be enjoyed by all ages. Stick with an old hobby or discover a new passion in the variety Seattle has to offer.

Seattle | Family Activities

Burke Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Experience Music Project
  • Experience Music Project
  • There aren’t many places where you can view both Disney animation storyboards and Britney Spears’ red “Oops!...I Did it Again” jumpsuit under one roof.
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Fremont Troll
  • Fremont Troll
  • The Fremont neighborhood in Seattle— self-proclaimed the “Center of the Universe”— hosts its share of quirky events and attractions, including a giant statue of Lenin that was originally...
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Museum of History and Industry
  • Museum of History and Industry
  • Double-tall caramel macchiato. Boeing 787 jetliners. Mount Rainer. These Emerald City trademarks may be the first to come to mind when you think about Seattle, but they are only a few among hundreds of famous and fascinating checkpoints along Seattle’s colorful history.
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Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Venture down to the Seattle Art Museum’s most recent addition, the Olympic Sculpture Park, a nine-acre stretch of waterfront lawn that houses a permanent collection of inspiring sculptures.
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Pacific Science Center
  • Pacific Science Center
  • If you’ve ever wanted to explore a naked mole rat habitat up close, ride a bicycle on a wire 15 feet off the ground, or stand in the footprint of a giant duckbill dinosaur, the Pacific Science Center might be just the place for you.
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Ride the Ducks Tours
  • Ride the Ducks Tours
  • Before you roll your eyes at the phrase “city tour” picture the following scene. A WWII amphibious vehicle gently slides into rolling silver waves and floats off into the mid-afternoon sun.
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Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
  • It’s a good thing that the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFMHF), located in a building listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten ugliest structures in the world, has more than its looks to fall back on.
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Seattle Children's Museum
Seattle Children's Theatre
  • Seattle Children's Theatre
  • There’s only one place in Seattle where dogs can snorkel like they do in Go, Dog. Go!. Where Mr. Popper can take care of 10 baby penguins. Or where little boys can draw moons with purple crayons.
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Space Needle
  • Space Needle
  • Standing at the top of the tallest observation deck in Washington State, you can look out across the Puget Sound to see Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Peninsula. If you turn to the left, the statuesque Mount Rainier is right before your eyes.
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Washington Park Arboretum
  • Washington Park Arboretum
  • Navigate away from downtown distractions, past quaint neighborhoods, and beyond busy bridges to find a tranquil respite of green where open meadows are flanked by sentries of ash and pine.
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