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7 Great Children’s Museums for Northwest Families

Guide to kids’ museums to visit around Seattle, the Eastside, North Sound and South Sound

Author Elisa Murray
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Published on: January 11, 2023

7 Great Children’s Museums for Northwest Families

Young child plays with the features of the new Neighborhood Paws vet clinic exhibit at the reopened Seattle Children's Museum
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Credit: Natasha Dillinger

4. Seattle Children’s Museum

After a long pandemic closure, the Seattle Children’s Museum reopened in 2022. This kid-favorite spot is located on the lower level of the Seattle Center Armory building (formerly known as the Center House, to old-timers). Long-time museum lovers will notice a couple of new exhibits in the space, including Neighborhood Paws, a veterinary office; Tribal Tales, dedicated to the Coast Salish tribes; and a post office where kids can weigh packages and slide behind the driver's seat to make pretend deliveries. 

Check out this full review of the new exhibits and museum experience for more info. 

Fees and discounts: Admission is $11–$13; babies under age 1 enter free. Memberships start at $110 per year for up to four people.

Nearby fun: Seattle Center has something for all ages! Make your second stop — after the museum — the phenomenal Artists at Play playground. Bigger kids love MoPopSeattle Children’s Theatre offers amazing shows for a variety of ages, and the Laser Dome at the Pacific Science Center has shows that will delight the eyes and ears. 

Info: Visit the Seattle Children’s Museum’s website for hours and more details; find the museum at 305 Harrison St. in Seattle.

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