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7 Great Children's Museums for Northwest Families

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

Published on: March 12, 2019

7 Great Children's Museums for Northwest Families

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Children's Museum of Skagit County is moving from its spot in Burlington's Cascade Mall. Credit: Elisa Murray

Children’s Museum of Skagit County: a mall of a good time

Why go: If you’re headed to or through the Skagit County area, the Children's Museum of Skagit County is a solid get-the-wiggles-out stop for families with younger kids. Previously located inside Burlington's Cascade Mall, the museum is re-opening at The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington, another mall location. Phase 1 of the project, the first 8,500 square feet of space, opens Saturday, March 16. Staff have been busy moving large exhibit items, such as the tugboat and real crane. Phase 2 of the new space, an additional 7,000 square feet, will be completed in time for a late-spring 2019 grand re-opening. This space will feature new and refreshed exhibits, a larger toy store area, a party and classroom space, a breastfeeding room, a family restroom and more.

Fees and discounts: $5.75–$6.25 per person; 12 months and younger free. Memberships start at $75 per year.

Good to know: The Children's Museum of Skagit County hosts a free Wednesday Kaleidoscope Play and Learn session for ages 2–5 with caregiver, from 10–11:30 a.m.

Nearby fun: Time your trip for one of Skagit County's signature events, such as the Tulip Festival in April or the Eagle Festival in January. Foodie haven Bow/Edison beckons with great eats and Padilla Bay Estuarine Center offers hiking and environmental education.

Info: Visit Children's Museum of Skagit County's website for hours and more details; find its new location at  448 Fashion Way in Burlington.

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