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“Fun place to spend a few hours”

Seattle Children's Museum
Ranked #106 of 468 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Seattle Children's Museum is a play space for kids ages 10 months to 10 years old. Alongside their families, kids can explore the 22,000 sq foot of exhibit space which is larger than 4 NBA basketball courts. Throughout the Museum are 13 exhibits that invite kids to imagine, play and follow their curiosity. Each day, the Museum educators also offer numerous programs that are free with the cost of admission. Art programs, scavenger hunts, story times and more. Check the Museum website for more information about special themed days and activities.
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We were looking for something to do for a few hours and saw the Children's Museum - our boys are 9 & 10 yrs so wasn't sure if there would be enough to entertain them however they enjoyed it.

Thank BarbK303
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

here's a tip when your traveling with kids. wear them out here. we ended r day here if you drive at the museum in the last hour of operation you can get in for a donation (any amount you like) one your done inside and the temperature is warm there is a fi=ountain that performs to music just out side the doors i definitely recommend this place

Thank DAVID W
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

The displays were old and in disrepair. The staff was unfriendly, and it was a small place. If your child is over 3 years old, it's really not worth the money.

1  Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We visited for a few hours with 9 year old, 11 year old and 12 year old. Granted the museum is geared towards much younger kids, but the staff overreacted to kids being kids. They require adults to be right next to kids even when the kids are fully occupied building and being creative in a quiet, non-disruptive activities. We have been to children's museums across the country and have never seen such staff reactions. Also, some of the exhibits are not working and others are in need of repair. The international sections with views into the daily lives of those in Japan, India and other countries was very well done. it is also expensive!

1  Thank ElvisDetroit
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We went there a lot when our kids were little, good for 6 and below. there are several places where kids can play with plastic food, which my kids always loved - a Mexican Restaurant and a grocery store. They loved serving us. It's been several years though and might have been updated.

1  Thank Cranberry_10
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