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305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.621637 -122.350700
M - F 10am - 5pm
S - S 10am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Magnolia / Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne, Lower Queen Anne
Great for toddlers – This is a great place to spend an hour or two on a rainy day with a toddler. My almost one year old son had a great time in the "Discovery Bay" area, which has lots of stuff geared for the age 0-3 set. It seemed like most of the museum was for kids age 3 to early elementary school. But "Discovery Bay" is more than sufficient for a toddler's short attention span! We are looking forward to going back.
Wonderful Toddler Experience – This place is fantastic for the birth - 4 range. There is so much to do and see that we go at least once a month. All of the exhibits and pretend play keep my toddler entertained time and again and that's all I ask!
An educational playground at the Seattle Center House featuring hands-on, kid-sized exhibits. – The Experience
This is one of the best places to escape with your little ones on a rainy afternoon. Located on the lower level of the Center House, the museum offers unique exhibits that both educate and entertain. Children can explore a Mayan village, "drive" a Metro bus, manage a Mexican restaurant or put on a performance at the Bijou Theatre--complete with lights and sound effects. Rotating exhibits make each visit new and interesting.
Discovery Bay is for kids 2 1/2 and younger. It features a ferry and other sea-themed attractions, as well as toys and books. The Global Village is a fun place for kids to explore and celebrate other cultures. Older kids will like the art and technology programs. These fill fast, so ask about that day's programs and availability when you arrive. The museum offers plenty of unique photo opportunities--including a sail boat and kid-sized fire truck--so bring your camera.
More please – The walk arounf the rock is littered with gum and dirt. The place should really be maintained better. All in all, still a great place for learning. A simple fix on most of the machines would render them working and impress the children a lot more. Perhaps someone should volunteer to fix some of the older leaky equipment. The children still have fun as they are want to do, but the experience could be made all the better with a little tlc.
Not enough – It, like much of Seattle Center, needs to be overhauled. Take som of the admission price or ride money and mak it a little worthwhile. Been there twice with my little girl and won't go back. Went once and was a bit disappointed, tried it again and she seemed bored too. Maybe it is better for school class field trips, but I doubt it. Take some cash and give it to the kids instead of all into the other rebuilding they are doing there. Unless it is part of a future plan...
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