Seattle Aquarium touch tankDo the robot . . .
. . . at Pierce County Library System locations this spring! Kids in grades 2–9 can build an extraterrestrial robot at the Graham and Key Center locations.

Tuesday, April 5, 2 p.m. (Graham); Tuesday, April 26, 11 a.m. (Key Center). Free. Register at each library.

Otter love
Learn all about the Seattle Aquarium’s cutest critters (harbor seal and otter alert!) this month at Marine Mammal Mania. Look for special talks, demos and activities for the kids.

April 8–10, 15–17 and 22–24: Fridays–Sundays, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free with admission. All ages. Seattle Aquarium,

Monkey si!
Bellevue Square launches its new Kids’ Cove concert series this month with a show by the baddest schoolteachers-turned-rockers in town, Recess Monkey.

Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. Free. All ages. Bellevue Square,

Red alert
UMO Ensemble’s Red Tiger Tales blends physical theater with puppets, music, Sufi stories and sublime silliness. Eye candy for the kids, mind candy for the adults (and at only an hour and 10 minutes long, good for even the most determined wigglers).

April 14–23: Thursdays, Fridays 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. $10–$20. ACT Theatre,

Jack time
U.S. Poet Laureate (and what my mom used to call “a character”) Jack Prelutsky reads from his book of kids’ poems, Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, accompanied by live music. Don’t miss him — his appearances are rare!

Saturday, April 23, 4 p.m. $10. All ages. Bainbridge Performing Arts,

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