Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Credit: JiaYing Grygiel
Smoke, smoke, go away! Poor air quality is an unwelcome side effect of our current bonus summer. Typically, we’d have rain this time of year to help clear out smoke from the Bolt Creek fire.
If you are looking to play indoors with kids, we’ve got some ideas. Hopefully, this smoky haze will blow away soon. In the meantime, check the air quality in your area and consider some play ideas to keep you and your crew from going stir-crazy.
- Find a new play place on our giant list of indoor play spaces around Seattle, including the Eastside and the North Sound and South Sound areas.
- Visit the newly expanded Imagine Children’s Museum — it’s an even bigger family favorite now.
- Pacific Science Center reopened this past summer. Get your kids’ hands on all of the scien-terrific fun.
- Seattle Children’s Museum is another family favorite that reopened with some fun new stuff.
- For dino-mite good times with young kids, check out the fantastic Burke Museum.
- This unique and affordable destination is sure to have incredibly good air quality inside.
- This guide tells you about all 7 fantastic children’s museums around our region.
- For the bookworms among us, visit a terrific new-to-you library or discover new reads at kid-friendly independent bookstores.
- Get primed for another Kraken hockey season by perfecting your skating skills at the Kraken Community Iceplex.
- This small history museum is the kind kids like — there’s so much to touch (and it’s free!).