Outings + Activities

Youngershoot: Lots for kids at Bumbershoot, Sept. 3-5

083111_enews_youngershootYeah, Bumbershoot's a big, bad, summer-ending arts blowout for adults, but that doesn't mean you have to leave the kids at home. Bumbershoot's festival-within-a-festival for kids, Youngershoot, offers up three days of activities, films and shows for kids of all ages.

New this year is the Kids' Zone, a special activity area (located in Center Square, east of the Center House) just for children ages 10 and younger -- and their attending grownups, of course. The Children's Museum, Seattle has pulled together a slate of indoor and outdoor activities in Kids' Zone, from clay play to science shows, making it a great place to take refuge from the larger festival with your little ones. ParentMap will be there with a drawing activity, so stop by and say hi, hear?

Kids' Zone is open daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and is free with Bumbershoot admission. Kids 10 and under get free entry to Bumbershoot.

Youngershoot schedule highlights include

  • "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," a performance of Grace Lin's Newbery Honors book by Book-It (Saturday and Monday, 2:15 p.m., Theatre Puget Sound Stage)
  • A mini yoga class (Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Kids' Zone)
  • Interactive dancing, drumming and storytelling performance "Ocheami's Africa Comes to You, Ghana Style" (Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Kids' Zone)
  • Early childhood educator and performer Brian Vogan (Monday, 2 p.m., 5 p.m., Kids' Zone).


Bumbershoot runs Sept. 3-5 at Seattle Center. Adult tickets at the gates are $45, kids 10 and under free.

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