In 1987, indoor climbing was as unpopular in the Seattle area as breeding labradoodles. But Vertical World––a pioneer indoor climbing gym––introduced the city to the up-and-coming sport of rock climbing in a controlled environment. Since its inception, the gym has expanded to three other locations in Everett, Tacoma, and Redmond, the latter hosting eastside climbers for more than 20 years.
A team of experienced route creators challenges climbers with more than 200 bouldering, lead, or top-rope routes in a wide variety of difficulty levels. The gym hosts competitive youth teams that have gone on to national or world tournaments. The gym's staff of climbers and guides also leads outdoor excursions that build confidence and teach novices how to identify a rock wall in the wild.
We are a family oriented 32 acre outdoor paintball park. "First Time Players" who need rental equipment and coaching is our specialty. Once you get to the park, you just follow us and we do all the work A great staff of highly entertaining referees give you a safety brief and explain each game before it begins.
Poking the water with long, stringy lines is the easiest way to access the rich fecundity of the underwater realm. Emerald Water Anglers teaches pupils what it takes to establish a quiet communion with beautiful aquatic bodies by instilling the basics of various casting methods and how to assemble a rod and reel. The two-hour single-handed group casting clinic provides students with all the equipment required and an instructional guide whose friendly nature embodies the calm serenity of this maritime sport. Small classes of up to six people give participants plenty of individualized attention as they learn the techniques behind overhead casting and roll casting, teaching their limbs the maneuvers required for future competent fishing ventures.
For more than a century, Woodland Park Zoo has been displaying and protecting some of nature's most endangered animals. Spread across 92 acres and home to more than 1,090 animals, the park educates and entertains the public with all manner of exhibits. Traipse through the Tropical Rain Forest, which mimics the atmosphere of the African and South American rain forests, and provides homes for red ruffed lemurs, gorillas, colobus monkeys, and jaguars.
The SIFF Cinema team scours the globe in search of extraordinary films. Their mission is to bring the community—and the world—together through quality international showings, and they host premieres, classic films, and revivals at the SIFF Cinema Uptown and the SIFF Film Center 365 days each year.
As one of the largest and best-attended film festivals in the U.S., the Seattle International Film Festival reaches more than 150,000 moviegoers each year. The 25-day festival presents more than 250 features and 150 short films from more than 70 countries during its run, giving people a perfect excuse to try out an all-popcorn diet.
IslandWood’s School Overnight Program integrates scientific inquiry, technology, and the arts into an outdoor-learning experience that connects students with nature both physically and intellectually. During the four-day experience, students from low-income urban communities learn about the evolution of Blakely Harbor, collect data on local animals and insects, and stifle ticklish giggles as they calculate their ecological footprints. Traversing both land and water, kids can hold tree frogs and recite lines from Hamlet to pinecones as they engage in guided activities that focus on the arts, critical thinking, and problem solving. IslandWood provides its School Overnight Program to children from low-income communities at a reduced cost to their families, but the organization requires additional funding to cover program expenses including staff, outdoor gear, materials, meals, and lodging.
Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking is the premier SCUBA, kayaking, and watersports store on the Kitsap Peninsula. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, passionate and fun loving instructors, and an impeccable safety record. We aim to introduce people to the beauty of Puget Sound, above and below the water.