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What's Open for Families Around Seattle and Puget Sound

Our list of kid-friendly destinations that are opening this season

Nancy Chaney

Published on: February 12, 2021

Crouching father alongside boy seen from the back. They're looking down a bowling lane in a bowling alley. The lighting is blue-ish.
Family bowling at Bowlero in Lynnwood. Credit: Diana Cherry

Family-friendly attractions and destinations around Seattle, the Eastside, the South Sound and wider region are reopening. The variety and number of spots opening up seems pretty wild after so many months of nothingness. We'll aim to maintain this list and add new places as we hear about them. If you know of other places that have opened that you don't see on our list, let us know and we'll add them.

Most important: Read up on new procedures and rules and be prepared to fully follow them — and wear your masks.

A couple of really important notes: These places have rules they must follow in order to be open, but we have not visited each one or verified that they're following the letter and spirit of the safety rules that apply to their type of business. If you're considering visiting one of these spots, read the website closely, and as always, use your own judgment and apply your own family's risk tolerance. Nearly all of the places listed here require advance reservations.

Secondly, a visit to your kids' old favorite place is not going to be the same as they may remember with all the new restrictions. Consider prepping them, depending on their age, on what to expect for new procedures and rules.

Children's museums

Indoor play places

Exterior view of Klondike Gold Rush historic site in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood
Klondike Gold Rush site. Image courtesy of NPS

Family-friendly museums and attractions

Active indoor family fun

Animal destinations

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