The Pacific Science Center, which includes an IMAX theater, planetarium, and butterfly house, is an excellent place to take the whole family for an afternoon. They have a dinosaur exhibit that’s fairly popular with kids, as well as a Puget Sound tide pool exhibit that allows for hands on interaction. Kids will get to touch living marine animals and learn about tides, currents, and Washington State’s ecologically diverse and large estuary. Finally, the butterfly house and planetarium are both worth a visit. Learn about insects, walk amongst butterflies in their steamy habitat house inside the center, stare up at the stars, and learn about the universe in a single day.
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am-6 pm
Watch out for: IMAX theater, where they usually show awesome science documentaries as well as movies.
Address & phone number: Seattle Center 200 2nd Ave N Seattle, WA USA +1 206-443-2001
Home of the Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall is just by Seattle Center. It’s a great place to see the fine arts in Seattle, from music to dance. With over 100 performances a year by Pacific Northwest Ballet and a stunning performance of Richard Wagner’s The Ring Cycle given every few years by the Seattle Opera that draws international audiences, McCaw Hall is another music mecca in Queen Anne.
Watch out for: The Ring Cycle
Address & phone number: 321 Mercer St Seattle, WA USA +1 206-733-9725