Museums in Washington
There is SO much to learn and experience in Washington State with all the various museums for kids and families, that no matter what your interest, you'll be sure to find something that suits everyone, no matter what the age!
Love local history? Check out museums such as Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, that looks at the natural world of the state, or Lake Quinault Museum - the FREE entry museum that explore the fascinating past of the area.
Science lovers in the family will love museums such as the Pacific Science Center, designed to teach kids about STEM subjects, or there are museums JUST for kids, such as Kids Discovery Museum and Children's Museum of Walla Walla, where it's hands-on fun throughout the many interactive exhibits for those curious little ones!
From aviation to railroad history, art and pop culture to whaling and wildlife, Washington State has so many fun museums for families that you may just be spoilt for choice!
Explore the fascinating past of the Lake Quinault area with this donation-only museum
14,500 square foot of exhibits where kids can learn all about the rich history of Gig Harbor in Washington State!
65 fun, hands-on, interactive and informative science and technology exhibits to engage, teach and entertain kids in downtown Spokane.
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!
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!
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 Juan Islands. You'll find a fascinating collectio....
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, regular visitation hours, opportunities for special ....
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.
Experience flight as you never have before at the Museum of Flight in Seattle!The skies the limit as you step into the Personal Courage Wing and experience stories of courage as told through a collection of 28 fighter aircraft in a setting that will ....
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.
Discovery awaits all families who are curious about the natural wonders of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Rim!
A free admission museum showcasing the history of Aberdeen, including Kurt Cobain's connection with the town.
A day back in time at the Polson Museum with exhibits showcasing life a century ago. Free admission with donation
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 several blocks to the South. The Maritime Museum o....
Presents the stories, history and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Engaging exhibitions, hands-on projects, and docent led tours available.
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 of the many fun family places to visit if you're lo....
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.
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 lectures, a brown-bag lecture series, and docent tours o....
Over 150 fun, interactive exhibits for kids up to 10 years and their parents or caregivers, where they can explore forests, animals, science, the community and more!
Explore the world of the 19th century traveler at the Northwest Carriage Museum, home to over 50 beautifully restored horse drawn vehicles & more!
Curiosity and discovery is ignited in this Seattle science center, with exhibits designed to teach kids about STEM subjects through play!
Fun and educational single and multi-day camps and classes based around science, culture and arts, for those inquisitive minds aged 2 - 8!
The Kirkman House Museum tells the inspiring story of a Wild West family through exhibits, plus period artefacts and heirlooms!
A fun children's museum in Walla Walla with over 22 interactive exhibits to challenge & expand little minds on arts, science & more!
Explore the largest agricultural museum in the Pacific Northwest with over 15 acres of open displays plus 29 buildings of exhibits!
A fun children's museum in Skagit County filled with exhibits designed for kids to learn through play, including music, performance, construction & more!
A premier aviation attraction for all ages, offering a glimpse into a powerful era of history that changed our world.
A pay as you want children's museum in Tacoma with early childhood experiences offering physical, imaginative, developmental, social and role plays!
A fun and fascinating pop culture museum in Seattle for kids and parents, with exhibits on Star Wars, Jimi Hendrix, and other amazing topics!
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 Seattle!
A fun museum JUST for kids where they can explore and learn through interactive play, as they use their imagination, discovery and grow!
The World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame is the only American Museum dedicated exclusively to the history of kites, kitemakers and famous kite fliers.
A fascinating and diverse collection of exhibits from American Indian art to early life showcasing history of the Yakima Valley
A beautiful zoo with many of the animals rescued, so kids can get up close to animals, each with a story to tell, at the Cat Tales Zoological Park!
Bunnies, goats, piggies, cows...PLUS county fairs, pony rides, steam trains, ferris wheels...an amazing fun family farm!
A zoo with a difference in Washington, with exotic animal tours where you can interact! Great family fun!
Spend the weekend at the Zoo enjoying free hands-on activities, games and crafts and visit with local environmentally-focused organizations.
A great place to visit for toddlers if you're looking for fun kids activities in Seattle.Animal fun for families since 1899, with over 90 acres to explore, and over 1,000 animals to visit!
Kids can discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you, with interactive fun and underwater adventure that will amaze!
Experience wildlife at close range, with animals from all over the world on 84 acres of this beautiful Washington State game farm!
Wolf Haven is 82 acres of outdoor wolf sanctuary and education center which offers guided walking tours surrounded by wolves!
Forget Old McDonald...in Spanaway, it's Old McDebbie's Farm! Great animal fun for kids in Washington State
An exciting water playground in Washington, on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with sparkling, heated water and fantastic waterslides!
A family friendly aquatic center with beach entry pool with 135 ft water slide, 25 yard lane swimming pool & dive tank with 1m springboard.
Over 60 rides, slides and fun in Washington's only water park and theme park - 2 for the price of 1!
Giant inner tube rides, water wars, and fun speed slides are just SOME of the water fun at this Spokane family water park! Make a SPLASH!
Birch Bay Waterslides is located in beautiful Blaine, Washington, with a variety of activities and super fun waterslides of course!
It's a jungle IN there at this safari themed indoor play center in Washington. All day play awaits kids with each admission! Also birthday parties
One of the top things to do in Seattle with toddlers. Specially-designed inflatable equipment, clean facility, and plenty of kids fun in this indoor play center!
Great indoor fun for kids under 6 years at PlayHappy Cafe with 2,000 sq ft of shoe-free play space featuring bounce houses and more!
Jungle Playland offer a huge multi level jungle themed adventure play, riding animals, & toddler zone, with outdoor summer splash park too!
A fun indoor inflatable party center and open play experience for the younger kids, with bouncers, obstacle course, slides and more!
Dizzy Castle is 13,000 sq ft of family fun, with pirate ships, a castle, cannons and other activities for the kids imaginations!
Open Gym available at Naydenov Gymnastics, as well as teen nights, parents night out and classes!
Fun indoor play for kids up to 12 years with open play, fun bouncers and trampolines! Birthday parties are popular too
Inflatable houses, slides and obstacle course with fun features plus comfortable Parent’s Area with cafe and free wireless Internet. For 10 years and under and less than 5ft tall.
14 different activities for kids 10 and under (except parties) including a bounce house, 21ft slide, play kitchen, and sports zone! Great indoor fun in Washington!
JJ Jump Vancouver is a fun indoor inflatable arena in Washington with open jump, birthdays, cosmic jump & more!
Kids Club Fun & Fitness offers one stop shopping for QUALITY children’s programs such as dance, gymnastics, martial arts, swimming, preschool, after school programs, birthdays, camps, drop off events and other children’s activities like the largest i....
Offering fantastic family fitness with trampoline walls as well as floors plus dodgeball sessions and tournaments.
Super cool racing with thrilling options for ages 3 and up! Plus velcro wall, climbing wall, bounce house and crazy Turbo Toilet Racers!
Experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Seattle. It is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience necessary and it is great fun for all ages, three and up!
Welcomes quad and inline skaters for a variety of sessions on offer including specific family ones, Tots for under 8s and roller derbies.
Trampoline fun for the whole family in Spokane where rules of gravity don't apply! Spring-loaded fun with plenty of activities for all ages!
A thrilling outdoor climbing experience filled with challenges for those active kids over 7 years old!
Clean, fun, family oriented facility for quad and inline skating. 180' x 90' maple floor.
A themed 18 hole putting course, with special effects, geared towards kids and families.
Wall to wall trampolines for those active kids at G6 Airpark, with open jump, gymnastics zone, dodgeball and basketball! Perfect for all ages!
Future driving champions over 8 years will love this indoor go-kart racing center in Washington, with walk ins welcome, junior races and parties!
A family oriented recreation centre offering Indoor and outdoor activities including ice skating, rock climbing, tennis & basketball courts & play area.
Welcomes all ages and abilities so long as they've got a bike and can ride it! They also now offer Strider bikes for 18 months to 5 year olds, who must wear long sleeves, long pants and a helmet to participate.
offers indoor soccer, ice skating and ice hockey both as public sessions and training classes.
Family bowling fun in the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington State, with some of the newest bowling technology!
The Super Kid version of ZOOM is sized for kids 5 and up. The more challenging Discovery Course is for ages 8 and up. It's not strictly kid stuff; adults will enjoy it, too!
Five acres of family fun in this park open year round, with mini golf, go-karts, bumper boats, and laser tag! Great fun for active kids!
Welcoming quad and inline skaters for a variety of sessions and lessons, getting some classic fun exercise.
Orion Indoor Archery Range in Washington State is a fun and safe environment for kids and adults to come to learn the ins and outs of shooting a bow!
A creative space for kids to express themselves and their inner artist as they paint anything they choose from a huge ceramics selection.
A paint your own ceramics studio with everything you'll need including friendly, trained professionals to help bring out the artist in you!
Esther Short Park features include a large adventure playground, lazy river water play area & gardens!
A cultural and natural experience as you explore this traditional Chinese garden in Seattle, with 5 acres of features.
North Cascades National Park features jagged peaks, glaciers, cascading waters, forested valleys & landscapes sensitive to the Earth's changing climate.
A beautiful and forested 84 acre park in Washington State, with spray pad, walking trails, farmers markets, movies, and more!
Olympic National Park is nearly a million acres, with thousands of years of human history, several distinct ecosystems, & over 70 miles of wild coastline!
3.5 acres of beautiful Japanese gardens in Seattle, with free weekend public tours and cultural fun for the whole family.
Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape, and is an incredible place to visit in Washington for outdoor adventure!
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. The signature tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area offers the opportunity to spot different species of animals as they wander through forests, wetlands and meadows. In t....
Located in the heart of Downtown Spokane on the site of Expo 74 (the World's Fair), this urban 100 acre park has nature, trails, a Carrousell, playground and more for the family!
Set in 46 acres and displays over 1000 botanical species in lush landscaped displays and wild areas. The Carlson Butterfly Garden will be a particular deilght to children, if you're in luck.
Clarkston and Asotin County are known as the gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Many dont know that Hells Canyon is North Americas deepest gorge. You can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the canyon on one of the regions regular boat to....
This is the kind of place for which kites are made. Grayland Beach runs along the Cranberry Coast and draws folks to its great beachcombing, clamming and horseback rides along the water. The state park offers campsites and an interpretive trail leadi....
Priest Point Park has a deep and rich history. Missionaries of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate came to this area in 1848 to minister nearby Indian tribes. The site was claimed as St. Joseph's of New Market and was led by Father Pascal Ricard. Father R....
The majestic California Gray Whale can be seen off the Washington coast every year in March, April and May. Thousands of people watch them on their northern migration which begins in Baja California and ends in their artic feeding grounds in the Chu....
The Visitor Center includes The Nature Shop, an information desk, a view of the freshwater marsh, and interpretive exhibits. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
One of Americas grandest and Spectacular drives!" National Geographic Traveler. This 400 mile self-guided driving tour circles through the heart of Washington from the waters of Puget Sound across the Cascade Mountains and into the high desert climat....
Tour Seattle by land and water on a 90-min adventure tour on a World War II amphibious landing craft! Great fun for the entire family! One of many places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Seattle with kids
Spend those summer days with free root beer tastings! Delicious!
Fun & spooky ghost tours of the downtown Spokane area! Great fun for all ages with bus and walking tours.
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.
Meet the other residents of Tacoma, Washington with these spooky ghost tours!
As part of the tour, visitors will tour the largest building in the world by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet). On the Boeing flight line, visitors will see airplanes in various stages of flight test and manufacture for airline customers around the wor....
The Toppenish railroad depot was built by the Northern Pacific Railway in 1911. For 50 years it served as the transportation center of the community. In 1993 the depot and adjacent freight house were purchased from the Burlington Northern Railroad.....
The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association. The museum ship and memorial honors not only the men and women of our modern US Navy, but also rec....
A treat for kids excited by boats, as they can watch the 1884 steam engines as they turn the paddle wheel! Great to learn all about the history of Seattle during the Yukon Gold Rush days.
Take a vintage locomotive ride through the foothills of Mt Rainier in Washington on a vintage locomotive. An incredibly beautiful family day out!
Fun public skating sessions at Skagit Skate with various theme sessions including family night, Top 40 music and Christian music skating!
Marysville Skate Center offers public skating sessions, including fun themed sessions! Active fun for kids on wheels
Classic family friendly ice skating rink offering a variety of open and special sessions, classes and leagues!
A double trip into history as you visit the 1880s homestead, then travel back even further to experience the Ohop Indian Village. Educational and thoroughly entertaining day out for the family in Washington State!
San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands and orca whales. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over a dead pig.
The only one remaining of it's type, offering working tours to see the impressive pulley systems and grindstones at work in traditional fashion. Please note weekend opening only.
Showcases period textiles, military exhibits, beadwork art, transportation gallery and more, plus recreated Pioneer Village.
Explore, discover and connect with history in Washington Territory during the fur trade era with skills demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids of all ages!
A series of historically educational attractions and environments are spread across this expansive parkland, including interactive and immersive exhibits.
Classic drive in experiences at the Blue Fox in Washington State, with great kids films and a karting track!
Welcomes families for a classic family rollabout on quads or inline, also offering lessons and varied session timetable which includes tots' sessions, seasonal events and DJ nights.
Fun educational programming, exhibits, events and classes with the common theme of physical participation to reignite young excitement in the sciences.
Family run ice rink with public sessions and lessons available, plus Ice Hockey, Pick Up Hockey and Broomball.
A family-owned, child-friendly farm near Seattle, with great family atmosphere, fun activities for the kids, and lots of fruit picking experiences to be had!
Family ice rink with public skating, figure skating, hockey plus stick and puck sessions. Also offers a petit 8 hole miniature golf course with water features.
Save the city of Bellevue from a deadly disease with this online scavenger hunt, great for those active kids!
Provides entertaining, interactive education about water, with aquariums, diverse environments to explore, an aquatic art gallery, and an area just for under 5s.
A fun family experience with miniature golf - in the dark! With a fun blacklight course, the family can enjoy some friendly competition with this unique family experience in Washington!
Offers a classic family slide around accompanied by state-of-the-art surround sound system.
Classic family friendly ice skating provides a fit and healthy excursion which is also loads of fun.
20,000 sq ft of interactive video games, with fun parties and redemption games too! One of the best fun places to go in Seattle with kids.Two levels of video game fun !
One of the great family activities in Seattle. An iconic symbol of Seattle, the Space Needle gives you 360 degree views of this amazing city, 520ft up in the air!
Real life escape games where the family can work together over 45 minutes to try and solve puzzles, and find clues to succeed!
16 lanes of classic family friendly tenpin bowling plus billiards and redemption arcade.
Offers a 7,360 yard fast and firm formal 18 hole course and welcomes families with well behaved, older children who have played before.
Offers a formal 18 hole golfing experience welcoming families with well behaved, older children who have played before.
Challenging indoor and outdoor courses plus pool table, foosball, air-hockey and pinball.
A village of quaint shops interspersed with kids' play area, a duck pond and a little railway. Great for younger children.
Offers public skating on their NHL regulation 200’ x 85’ size ice sheet, with lessons available and regular events.
Offering a selection of clays and bisque wear for the big kids and small to make their personal masterpiece or gift.
Welcomes families for a family rollabout on either quad or inline skates with open skating at weekends plus regular events ranging from skating derbies to Christian music days.
Welcomes families for public skating sessions, but also offers broomball, figure skating and hockey, plus lessons for beginners of all ages.
Activities include public open skates, broomball, hockey, figure skating and learn to skate programs. Walkers skating aids available.
Hourglass Escapes are a family friendly escape room in Seattle for the over 12s, where you have 60 mins to solve puzzles and crack codes to escape!
Offering 2 ice rinks with a varying public skating schedule, offering lessons including Pre School, Learn To Skate, and Beginners' Hockey. Summer roller hockey available seasonally.
The Pottery Bug in Otis Orchards is a happy little place that offers "paint your own pottery" and starting in September, 2013, "fused glass"! Come experience the joy of creating art with your friends and family! We are the most affordable studio in....
offers a small but friendly children's play area with adventure climbing frame, plus skee ball, basketball, arcade and air hockey.
A pleasingly landscaped 18 hole putter course around creeks and ponds but it's a tough one, with many moving hazards to trip you up!
Great family fun in Washington with an 18 hole mini golf course, go-karts, and mini train through the Forest of Imagination!
Multi level adventure climbing maze with dedicated toddler zone, plus open gym with trampolines, foam pit and inflatable bounce houses.
Offering Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Miniature Golf and Family Arcade.
Welcomes families for a traditional skate about in friendly surroundings, with sessions including public, retro, and speed skating for beginners.
Public sessions including rink games and full rentals available, including quad, inline and speed skate hire. Skating tuition is available for over 3s.
Artistic, Speed and Roller Hockey Skating all available, plus skating lessons for beginners and improvers of all ages and open sessions for the general public.
Open seasonally to the public between October and March for families to have a classic slide about together.
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with light balls and ramps to help give younger kids a chance.
With full RV hook-up sites, pull-thru sites, and unlimited tent sites, this Washington State RV Park offers a base for families to enjoy the incredible activities available in the area, including ice fishing, fly fishing, motorcycling, fossil digging....
An RV and campground on the banks of the Methow river in Washington State. Swimming, fishing, tubing and horse rides - perfectly set up for those nature loving families.
Full hook ups, secluded tent sites and a short walk to the beach all welcome your family at Kenanna R.V. Park on the Washington coast!