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Seattle Children's Museum

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Address: 305 Harrison St., Armory/Center House, Seattle, WA 98109
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+1 206-441-1768
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

The Seattle Children's Museum is a play space for kids ages 10 months to 10...

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.

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Great place for kids and crazy adults

Yeah you read it right. It's great for kids and crazy adults. So much to do with science and toys and insects. This part of town is the best in Seattle so stay in this area

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bohemia, New York
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a 4 and a 7 year old. There are large spaces for kids to play. We found many varied activities, from fine motor like Legos to large blue blocks with a groove for a ball to roll:,another area with "real" building supplies with bolts, wing nuts. There are plenty of supplies so kids can work on their... More 

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Bohemia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah you read it right. It's great for kids and crazy adults. So much to do with science and toys and insects. This part of town is the best in Seattle so stay in this area

Thank crazytimessxm
São Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My son is 3 years old. He enjoyed it so much, we had to almost drag him out to be able to have lunch. We thought we would spend like 1 or 2 hours top there, but we were there for more then 4 hours and he was still having so much fun. But it was almost 4 pm and... More 

1 Thank Jubinha
Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a great place for your 2-5 year old only. A child older than this won't find anything of interest until you reach the last room where they can contruct things. Many displays were missing pieces to complete the activity. It is meant for the adult to lead the child in the play/learning activity so don't think you are... More 

1 Thank donna a
Vancouver, BC
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

An excellent place for anyone with young children. I brought my 1.5 year old and 3.5 year old boys for a visit. They loved it! The younger one loved the touch pond while the older one loved running into the various themed rooms. There is a lot to climb on, touch, hold, throw, and anything else a toddler finds fun.... More 

1 Thank DrC33
Redmond, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Brought my 2 1/2 year old. Had previously bought a groupon and then once there paid $25 for 3 hours of parking outside of the museum. Was overwhelmed with the size and amount of exhibits at first but then soon realized there wasn't actually a lot to do. A lot of rooms that children could only look at but not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Got a groupon coupon for $13 and then another $9.50 for the other grandparent to get into the museum. Seattle Children's Museum used to be a fine, fun, interactive place. Now it is shabby, has exhibits with nothing in them, it's old, disappointing and not interesting for a 4 year old who remembered clever animals and insects under 'pretend' rocks... More 

Thank ninostudy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend this place. There are many exhibits that are merely a shell with no real interactive items inside. There is an international section where you can go and learn about homes in other parts of the world. Most everything is behind plexiglass.

1 Thank Paigemorgan44
Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My son who is almost 4 loved this place! There train tables, a stage with costumes and lights to play with, a seaside area for tots, grocery store, and so much more! Prices were very reasonable and they give military discounts as well. We probably spent two hours there easily. And all the exhibits were clean and well done

Thank Ana H
West Valley City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My daughter had some much fun here. There was a lot of different activities and areas to play in. She could have spent all day here if we would have had time for that.

Thank akkruger

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