We thought we knew Seattle Center. Then we worked on this month’s behind-the-scenes, multidimensional feature and learned how the center has reinvented itself in recent years in ways that honor and advance its mission as a community gathering space.
If, though, your summer goals are more about escaping the city completely, you’ll want to head immediately to “Get your gear on!” for cool tips from experts on making camping comfy and fun (two words: bunk cots).
And then, in the department of “potentially life-saving news that’s tough to hear,” find out about the shocking rise of sexually transmitted diseases among youths (“STDs! OMG!”) and what you can do now to prevent problems later.
Ages + Stages:
Golden Teddy Awards:
The Secrets to Seattle Center (introduction and index)
Best Things to Do at Seattle Center by Age — a tots-to-teens guide to top attractions
The Quiet Side of Seattle Center — 6 pockets of green space, history and art to discover
Seattle Center Stories — A KEXP DJ, playground designer, gardener, engineer and pedicab driver tell the stories behind the center
Sky High? How to Do the Space Needle Right — Make the most of your pricey elevator ride
Festál: Seattle Center's Window on the World — Behind the scenes at the extraordinary 19-year-old cultural festival series that is Festál
A Summer Day in the Life of Seattle Center — And you think you're busy
Someone You Should Know