Museums in Washington State with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Washington State, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Evergreen State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Washington State…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • The Whale Museum

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    Friday Harbor

    Come and visit The Whale Museum.In the Gallery of Whales you'll learn about the natural history of marine mammals, with a special focus on the orcas of J, K and L pods living in the waters of the San ...

  • Orcas Island Historical Museum

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    Eastsound

    We serve Orcas Island residents and visitors to the island by offering new exhibits, presentations and speakers, tours, research assistance, the annual Historical Day Fair, open house celebrations, ...

  • Imagine Children's Museum

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    Everett

    Where FUN begins and LEARNING never ends with hands-on exhibits for kids ages 12 months to 12 years and their family, school group or other organizations.

  • Museum Of Flight

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    Seattle

    Experience flight as you never have before. Step into the Personal Courage Wing and experience stories of courage as told through a collection of 28 fighter aircraftin a setting that will simply ...

  • Pacific Science Center

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    Seattle

    Curiosity and discovery is ignited in this Seattle science center, with exhibits designed to teach kids about STEM subjects through play!

  • Seattle Art Museum

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    Seattle

    SAM is one museum with three sites: the Seattle Art Museum Downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront in Belltown.

  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

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    Seattle

    Discovery awaits all families who are curious about the natural wonders of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Rim!

  • The Aberdeen Museum Of History

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    Aberdeen

    Throughout its history the Aberdeen Armory Building has been a source of civic pride and activity. Indeed, at the time of its construction, the Armory was hailed as a truly imposing structure. An ...

  • Polson History Museum

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    Hoquiam

    Of the twenty-six rooms we occupy, we use seventeen for exhibits. We display thousands of artifacts, documents, and photos upstairs and down. Upstairs you'll see, besides the Little Hoquiam ...

  • World Kite Museum

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    Long Beach

    The World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame is the only American Museum dedicated exclusively to the history of kites, kitemakers and famous kite fliers.

  • Westpoint Maritime Museum

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    Westport

    Our historic museum building was built in 1939 to serve as the Coast Guard's Lifeboat Station, Grays Harbor. The Colonial Revival structure served in that role until 1972 when a new station was built ...

  • Northwest Carriage Museum

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    Raymond

    Explore the world of the 19th century traveler at the Northwest Carriage Museum. The museum is home to 23 beautifully restored horse drawn vehicles. Many of the carriages in the museum were the ...

  • Northwest African American Museum

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    Seattle

    Presents the stories, history and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Engaging exhibitions, hands-on projects, and docent led tours available.

  • Washington State History Museum

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    Tacoma

    In The Washington State History Museum people of all ages can explore and be entertained from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits and theatrical storytelling. One ...

  • Veterans Memorial Museum

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    Chehalis

    Veterans Memorial Museum is dedicated to the men and women who have honorably served our nation in the Armed Forces, during peacetime and war, so we might enjoy the freedoms we have today.

  • Museum Of Art

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    Pullman

    The Museum of Art at Washington State University offers a wide variety of changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art and artists, as well as educational programs featuring ...

  • The Railroad-Depot History Museum

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    Ritzville

    Located alongside the Burlington Northern tracks, the Depot is a clear reminder of the importance of the railroad in the economy and social life of old Ritzville. For generations in the life of ...

  • KidsQuest Childrens Museum

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    Bellevue

    Explore, play and learn together at KidsQuest Children's Museum! Enjoy hours of delight and discovery at this innovative hands-on museum to engage kids from infancy to age eight.

  • Hands On Children's Museum

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    Olympia

    Where fun and learning go hand in hand! Featuring more than 60 fun, interactive exhibits for kids ages birth to 10 and their parents or caregivers. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Olympic Flight Museum

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    Olympia

    A fascinating collection of working aircraft, educational exhibits, historic information, and interactive displays for kids. Something for all at this aviation museum in Washington State!

  • Flying Heritage Collection

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    Everett

    A premier aviation attraction for all ages, offering a glimpse into a powerful era of history that changed our world.

  • Childrens Museum of Tacoma

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    Tacoma

    Core early childhood experiences form the platform for play in the Museum’s five main areas: Woods, Water, Voyager, Invention, and Becka’s Studio. Covering between them physical, imaginative, ...

  • Chihuly Garden and Glass

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    Seattle

    A visually stunning exhibition garden guaranteed to mesmerise children, with monumental sculptures, lush landscape and colourful little discoveries lying in wait everywhere you look - in the stunning ...

  • Mobius Science Center

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    Spokane

    65 fun, hands-on, interactive and informative science and technology exhibits to engage, teach and entertain kids in downtown Spokane.

  • Bremerton Bug and Reptile Museum

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    Bremerton

    A FREE children's museum where you can experience cool LIVE bugs, explore bizarre bugs under the microscope and watch busy ants in their giant 8 foot long Ant Farm!

  • Harbor History Museum

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    Gig Harbor

    14,500 square foot of exhibits where kids can learn all about the rich history of Gig Harbor in Washington State!

  • Childrens Museum of Skagit County

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    Burlington

    Several role, imagination and construction play settings with fun educational bias. There's a toddler farmyard and an underwater themed sandbox for the smaller ones, plus painting and gluing for all ...

  • Central Washington Agricultural Museum

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    Union Gap

    Uses 15 acres of open air displays, including 29 covered buildings, to provide insight into the lives of early Washington settlers. Walk through and drive through tours are available with pre ...

  • Yakima Valley Museum

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    Yakima

    A fascinating and diverse collection of exhibits from American Indian art to horse drawn carriages to neon signs, with the best feature for kids being the hands on Underground area with play ...

  • Childrens Museum of Walla Walla

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    Walla Walla

    Features over 22 hands on and interactive exhibits to challenge and expand little minds, with topics covering arts, education, science, community and communication.

  • Kirkman House Museum

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    Walla Walla

    The inspiring story of a Wild West family, showcased through permanent and temporary exhibits and events with period artefacts and heirlooms adding to the atmosphere.

  • Mobius Childrens Museum

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    Spokane

    Fun and educational single and multi-day camps and classes based around science, culture and arts, for those inquisitive minds aged 2 - 8!

  • EMP Museum

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    Seattle

    A fun and fascinating pop culture museum in Seattle for kids and parents, with exhibits on Star Wars, Jimi Hendrix, and other amazing topics!

  • Kids Discovery Museum

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    Bainbridge Island

    A fun museum JUST for kids where they can explore and learn through interactive play, as they use their imagination, discovery and grow!

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  • Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village

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    Seattle

    A family-owned and locally-operated Seattle company, offering guests public and private cruises, Royal Argosy brunch, lunch and dinner cruises and the Tillicum Village Salmon Bake experience.