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9 Activities in Seattle for Your Family

February 2, 2017 by Anne Berkowitz
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Looking for fun, new ways to spend some free time with your family? Check out some of the most unique and inspiring child-friendly activities in Seattle. There’s something for everyone and every family in Seattle!

1. Seattle Children’s Theatre


Seattle Children’s Theatre is one of the world’s most revered theaters for young audiences in the world. In addition to an exciting season of shows and events, SCT also offers performance-based classes for little ones and adults looking to incorporate drama into education. Get tickets here to SCT’s production of The Snowy Day.

2. Seattle Meowtropolitan

Cat Cafe

Seattle Meowtropolitan, Seattle’s first cat cafe, is a great spot for animal lovers to get some kitty cuddles and yummy drinks. They even offer yoga classes with cats! Best of all, some of the cats are up for adoption and a portion of every sale contributes to a charitable organization focused on helping animals.

3. BoomShaka


BoomShaka is an extreme recreation park for active teens and adults looking to experience the massive thrills of aerial sports. Check out their calendar for their extensive list exciting events at their world-class facility or bring a group for the best birthday party ever.

4. Living Computers Museum + Labs

Learning Lab

Living Computers offers children and adults the chance to experience firsthand some incredible computer, robotic, virtual reality, video game, and more geek-tastic digital technologies that have existed from the 1960’s until now. The museum provides unique experiences that are both enriching and entertaining.

5. The Museum of Pop Culture


The Museum of Pop Culture may be one of the coolest, most cutting-edge museums out there. From Star Trek to Nirvana and beyond, MoPOP is the place to learn about the mesmerizing histories and particulars of the world’s most influential moments in pop culture through its many exhibits, interactive installations, oral histories, and educational programs.

6. Beneath the Streets Tour


Take an hour-long walk through the historic underground passageways of Seattle’s original neighborhood Pioneer Square with the Beneath the Streets Tour. The seasoned guides will passionately lead you through some fascinating history and architecture with a small group.

7. Theo Chocolate Factory Tour


If you have a child who loves Willy Wonka, or just loves chocolate, be sure to take them on tour at the Theo Chocolate Factory. You’ll see firsthand how the sweets are made, learn about the history of cocoa, and of course get a chance to sample some of the delicious chocolates at the end!

8. Snohomish Aquatic Center

Swim Park

Swim, surf, dive, compete, and play at the 52,000-square-foot Snohomish Aquatic Center. You can have some free-range splashy fun, have a party, or take classes at this state-of-the-art facility. There’s even a hot tub if you’re looking to relax.

9. Hot Chocolate at El Diablo Coffee Co.


Warm up with some of the best hot coco on the West Coast at the El Diablo Coffee Co. This pleasant cafe offers a range of delicious drinks and a full-course food menu that is updated seasonally. El Diablo is a staple in the Queen Anne neighborhood.

Share pictures and stories from your adventures on our Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to see A Snowy Day at the Seattle Children’s Theatre.