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Dennis Chen

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Indoor kids' activities in Seattle

My sister-in-law's wedding is next month in Seattle--we'll be up there for about two weeks in total and I'm hoping to find some indoor activities to keep the kids occupied in case it rains a lot. We're from California so it's not going to be easy for them to be cooped up inside. Any ideas?

Edit: My kids are 11 and 13, but we may also have younger toddler cousins with us, so anything for toddlers and kids would be great.

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  • JR J.

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    great question Dennis! one tip here: add your children's ages to the question... that would really help people giving you better answers. you can click 'edit' on the top left. have a great trip!! · (1 likelikes)

  • Dennis C.

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I edited my question. · (1 likelikes)

 

					
					
					
				

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  • Tony Wright

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    First-- it won't rain a lot. It will likely be gray, and might well drizzle, but Seattle gets less rain annually than New York City. So I'd suggest bringing a light rain coat and getting out there!

    For indoor activities that are kid friendly, I'd recommend:


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      That is good to know about the rain and this is a lot of things to see! Thank you Tony. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Dennis Green

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    If your kids like to be active Arena Sports - Magnuson located at Magnuson Park in Sand Point north of down town Seattle. They have a fun zone with lots of activities. Lynnwood Bowl & Skate is great fun where you can rollerskating and/or bowl.

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      Nice Dennis, this will be good to keep the kids active! Thank you! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Debbie Lee

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    Oooooh, I love Seattle! I've never taken children around up there before, but I can think of a few places that might be good:


    Good luck with those kiddos and have fun! :)

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      My kids are 11 and 13, but we might bring along nieces and nephews and little cousins, too, so a wide range ages. These sound great. Thank you debbie! · (1 likelikes)

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    The Seattle Aquarium is great for younger kids (we took my 1.5, 3.5, and 6.5 year old kids there all the time when we lived in Seattle). The Pacific Science Center center will be good for slightly older kids, and the Experience Music Project may be interesting for them as well. A ferry ride is usually fun for all—take the short ferry ride from downtown over to West Seattle's Alki Beach Park and enjoy the view and the beach. The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) was a favorite of ours as well, and they had some good stuff for kids, too (though maybe more on the younger side).

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    The Pacific Science Center is a great place for kids of all ages and could keep them busy for a few days. But don't be afraid of outdoor activities such as "Ride the Ducks of Seattle" or a baseball game at Safeco Field (or a tour of Safeco if the Mariners are on the road). Woodland Park Zoo is great too. Bring umbrellas and rain jackets in case of rain, and enjoy the beauty of outdoor Seattle that you might otherwise miss.

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    Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) has programming for younger children, and is very interactive and interesting for all ages.

    PlayDate SEA is newer to the scene and is a great space for letting younger kids release some energy.

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  • Curtis Eaglespeaker

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    A lot of the activities mentioned above are included in the Seattle Citypass:

    http://www.citypass.com/seattle

    It's totally worth it.

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      Thanks Curtis! · (0 likelikes)

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    I agree on Pacific Science Center for kids of all ages. There's tons to do there & it's at the Seattle Center, so you can easily go to the Experience Music Project(EMP) or Space Needle afterwards.

    Also the The Seattle Great Wheel is all enclosed gondolas, while a little on the pricey side, can be a nice breather and few minutes to sit down and relax.

    Kids seem to love Ride the Ducks of Seattle, so I'd definitely recommend that. Make sure to get the "quackers" for them too :)

    If you get a sunny day (likely), check out Gasworks Park Marina and bring a kite. There's a great hill there that's tons of fun to fly a kite on.

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