Much like real keys, the key to discovery can be something small that opens doors to larger worlds and is easily swallowed by babies. Feed your kids that key with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get four family tickets (a $30 value) to The Children’s Museum, Seattle, located inside the Seattle Center on Harrison Street.
Now in its decidedly adult 30th year, The Children’s Museum offers 22,000 square feet of hands-on educational exhibits and developmental programs designed to encourage curiosity in young, developing minds. Children can learn about different cultures in the Global Village exhibit, which features the rhythmic drumbeats of a Ghanaian village, a Filipino sari-sari market, and a ride on a runaway Japanese bullet train. The Neighborhood lets playful peanuts mimic in miniature adult activities in simulacra of grocery stores, construction zones, theaters, and restaurants before they test cause and effect in the Rube Goldbergian Cog City or jump into their favorite storybooks in Go Figure!. The youngest visitors will appreciate Discovery Bay, an interactive water exhibit where toddlers can make friends with seaweed and engage in quixotic staring contests with fish. Budding prodigies, meanwhile, can develop their artistic skills in Imagination Studio by painting, working with clay, and sculpting masterpieces from recycled materials.
Every day, museum educators offer informal educational programs to help kids sharpen their minds, be they fresh out of the womb or pushing double digits. Themes change monthly at the museum. During June’s garden-growing phase, watch out for flowers, bugs, and dirt. Uncover the secrets behind water’s agreeable personality traits and frightening mood swings in July, or explore the world of animals in August. At The Children’s Museum, Seattle, youngsters of all ages will find something that holds their attention longer than video games or authoritative conch shells.
Must redeem entire family pack in one visit.
Twenty-six Yelpers give The Children’s Museum, Seattle an average of four stars, four TripAdvisors rate it three to five, and Frommer’s recommends it: > * The museum includes plenty of hands-on cultural exhibits, a child-size neighborhood, a Discovery Bay for toddlers, a mountain wilderness area, a global village, and other special exhibits to keep the little ones busy learning and playing for hours. – Frommer’s > * I took my 2 and 3 year olds with my 14 year old to help with the little guys and ALL THREE had a fantastic time at the Children’s Museum. – MomOfSixSanDiego, TripAdvisor > * …it’s really not to be missed, especially if you are a child at heart. – D.J. Y., Yelp
Seattle Children's Museum
The Seattle Children's Museum inspires curiosity and creativity in children between 10 months and 10 years with 22,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits that explore science, arts, and cultural education. The museum's collection of permanent exhibits boosts brainpower with feats of engineering, miniature global villages, an art studio, and a section specifically for children three and under. The museum heightens the joy of discovery with such activities as summer camps, birthday parties, and private events.