Safari at Southcenter Mall. Photo courtesy of JiaYing Grygiel
If your kids (let’s be real — if you) are true Pacific Northwesterners — in other words, generally feeling too hot when the temp outside exceeds 72 degrees — head to one of these play spaces or museums equipped with cool, comfy air conditioning. Ahhhh....
- Explore the revamped Caring Cove play area at the Seattle Aquarium to check in on our favorite marine-dwelling neighbors.
- Monster Mini Golf is a hoppin’ new indoor play destination on the Eastside that offers an all-ages, kid-friendly party vibe.
- Visit the recently expanded and marvelous Imagine Children’s Museum — it’s an even bigger family favorite now.
- Pacific Science Center is the place to get your kids’ hands on all kinds of “scien-terrific” fun.
- Another family favorite, Seattle Children’s Museum, debuted some fun new stuff last year. Have you been?
- For “dino-mite” good times with young kids, check out the fantastic Burke Museum.
- A hot day might be the ideal time to splurge on a visit to the interactive and unusual new WNDR Seattle Museum.
- Discover a new play paradise on our long list of indoor play spaces around Seattle.
- For the bookworms among us, why not visit a terrific new-to-you library or browse new reads at fab(led) local independent bookstores.
- Why not visit a beautiful museum that is the perfect place for a quietish game of I spy?
- “Ice, ice, babies” — Channel your inner Brandon Tanev or Yanni Gourde while working on your skating skills at the Kraken Community Iceplex.
- The Harbor History Museum is just the kind of museum kids like — there’s so much to touch — and it’s free.