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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

Author Elisa Murray

Published on: March 14, 2022

7 Great Children’s Museums for Northwest Families

Children’s Museum of Skagit County's hands-on diner exhibit.

7. Children’s Museum of Skagit County, Burlington

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, a couple of years ago the museum moved malls to the site of The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington.

Kids love the diner space and other hands-on exhibits here. Special events include a snowy Winter Wonderland event in December where the museum brings in real snow from nearby Mount Baker. Facilities include a party and classroom space, a breastfeeding room, a family restroom and more.

Fees and discounts: $7.75 per person; babies under 12 months enter free. Reservations are currently in effect. Memberships start at $75 per year.

Good to know: The museum’s free community day program is currently on hold; check back for updates.

Nearby fun: Time your trip for one of Skagit County’s signature events, the Tulip Festival in April. Take a walk on a kid-friendly nature trail or stay overnight at a trendy unplugged cabin destination. 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 it at  448 Fashion Way in Burlington.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2018, updated last in 2019, and we were finally just able to update it again for 2022. Hooray for play!

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