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7. Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center If you haven’t stopped by this venerable institution, located in the lower level of the Seattle Center Armory, recently, it’s time for another look. Seattle Children’s Museum has been busy updating exhibits and adding cultural programming, from a renovated theater to new building equipment for the Dunn Lumber exhibit. The Global Village exhibit is being revamped, and there are regular pop-up cultural events. NEARBY BONUS: Upstairs in the Armory, find free Festál cultural festivals almost every weekend.
Save on hands-on play • You can reserve passes to some museums through the museum pass programs at the King County Library System or Seattle Public Library. • Most museums offer free admission or very reduced admission for low-income families. • Most museums have a free or discounted day each month (or week). • Through the Association of Children’s Museums, membership to many of these museums allows you to enjoy reciprocal benefits with other children’s museums.
INFO: Open daily. $10.50–$11.50, younger than 12 months free; the last hour of the day (4–5 p.m.) has discounted admission. thechildrensmuseum.org ■
• If you have a membership to a museum that’s part of the Northwest Association of Youth Museums (most museums on this list), you can use a buy-one, get-onefree coupon for admission to other member museums.
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• Many museums also offer sensory hours for families with special needs.
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• NEW! Ice Adventures 3-Day Event • Holiday Performers • Hand-Crafted Gift Making • Nature Wreath Making • Silkscreen a Special Gift • Tinkering in the MakeSpace • “Noon Years” Eve Party & Countdown
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*450* 414 Jefferson St. NE Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 956-0818