A lot of Monday morning quarterbacking today… So let’s shift the focus off of what the Bronco’s did wrong in the Super Bowl, to what a great city the winning team belongs.
Seattle is a town with great spirit -especially on a sunny day! - and fun things for kids if you know where to look. I like finding activities in cities I visit that are special to that location. For the most part, the suggested sights below are unique to Seattle in some way.
Museum of Glass, Seattle
1) Museum of Glass – Spectacular. Washington artist Dale Chihuly is most well-known and many of his pieces are here.
Experience contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful museum on Tacoma’s revitalized waterfront. The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. Feel the heat as you watch a team of artists create masterpieces from molten glass in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, the Museum’s working glass studio. The Museum of Glass offers a variety of kids activities as well as edgy exhibitions of 20th- and 21st-century glass in the galleries. Participate in a hands-on art project, watch original documentary films about glass art and the artists who create it, shop for stunning gifts in the store and stroll across the remarkable Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
- See more at: www.seattleattractions.com/attractions/museum-of-glass/#sthash.MteBKLiL.dpuf
**Also visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle Center!
2) EMP Museum – First you must know EMP is housed in a 140,000 square foot stunning Frank O. Gehry designed building. Amazing, right? The exterior reflects the many creative interactive displays inside for kids… I spent a whole day here.
EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park From seattlefindwell.com
3) Northwest Trek and Wildlife Park – About 55 miles south of Seattle, but some great outdoor time. It claims to be the Pacific Northwest’s premier wildlife and adventure park.
Here you can challenge yourself on four exhilarating zip line/aerial obstacle courses. Climb a 30-foot wall, navigate swinging bridges and soar through lush forest canopy on over one mile of zip lines. The tougher the course, the higher you’ll go.
Get eye to eye with moose, bison, elk and other native Northwest animals as they roam freely through 435 acres of beautiful meadows, lakes and woods. Stroll forested pathways to see grizzly bears, cougars, eagles and more in natural exhibits. Get up close to a beaver, hawk, bat and other small animals at daily keeper talk
- See more at: www.seattleattractions.com/attractions/northwest-trek-wildlife-park/#sthash.w39UQ32Z.dpuf
In front of Seattle Aquarium
4) Seattle Aquarium
Visit the Seattle Aquarium to experience the wonders of Seattle’s marine environment! Delight in the antics of playful sea otters and harbor seals, touch a sea anemone or hermit crab, see for yourself how many suckers a giant Pacific octopus has, and so much more.
Be amazed by the Window on Washington Waters exhibit, a mammoth 120,000-gallon showcase full of Northwest sea creatures with dive shows each day. Get your hands wet in Life on the Edge, a tide pool exhibit filled with sea creatures for you to touch and explore. Experience a 360 view of Puget Sound sea life in the Underwater Dome. Take a virtual trip to the tropics in the Pacific Coral Reef exhibit. That’s just the beginning…
- See more at: www.seattleattractions.com/attractions/seattle-aquarium/#sthash.FAxYGddd.dpuf
Boeing Assembly Plant, Seattle
5) Future of Flight Aviation Center
Experience what it takes to assemble commercial jets and learn about aviation! Watch the world’s largest jets being constructed in the world’s largest building by volume. Then explore the Aviation Zones where you can digitally design your own jet. Learn from interactive aviation displays, and much more!
Begin in the Boeing Theater by viewing an amazing film about how the Boeing Everett aircraft assembly plant has changed the world. Then take the only tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America – watch Boeing 747s, 777s and 787s being built for airline customers around the world. It all happens in the world’s largest building by volume – 472,000,000 cubic feet!
- See more at: www.seattleattractions.com/attractions/future-of-flight-aviation-center-boeing-tour/#sthash.67tuqvHZ.dpuf