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Seattle Center Back-to-School Activities

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

MoPOP is excited to welcome students back to (virtual) school with new programs and resources!  Livestream classes, learning kits, online resources, and more are all available beginning September 1 for students in grades 3-12.  Learn about The Hero’s Journey and craft your own heroic story, explore the art of architecture, discover how tabletop gaming can teach you about math, and more!

Northwest Folklife Festival

From Home to Home: Seattle Children’s Festival, presented by Northwest Folklife, provides a virtual space for kids to sing, dance, play, and discover from the comfort of their homes. The two-day children’s festival features live performances, interactive workshops, and fun activities for the whole family! Live 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Oct 24-25, online at nwfolklifestreaming.org and on Northwest Folklife’s Facebook.

Pacific Science Center

PacSci’s Curiosity at Home content supplements the fall curriculum with live science shows, downloadable hands-on activities, and other resources to engage learners in this new, digital learning environment. Teachers can even take their students on a virtual visit to PacSci to explore exhibits and meet animals like the naked mole rat colony. Curiosity at Home content is curated by grade level, and topics include astronomy, physics, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, plants and animals, and math.

PacSci’s Curiosity Courses are a series of self-guided, self-paced STEM activities for maximized offline fun and learning. Each course is designed for a specific age group and can be followed sequentially or in your preferred order. The first Curiosity Course, Outdoor Explorations, offered for free until Wednesday, Aug. 26 guides little learners through activities that will use their observation and exploration skills by looking and listening, pattern matching, watching the weather, and finding animals who call that area home. Recommended Ages: PreK-1. Cost: Free/Suggested donation $10.

Seattle Children’s Theatre and KING FM

Seattle Children’s Theatre and Classical KING FM 98.1 present a 10-week education series titled Saturday Morning Stories to bring beloved children’s literature to life through a crescendo of whimsical melodies and narrated plots. Hand selected titles like Goodnight Moon and Peter and the Wolf take families on a classical music adventure where they can simultaneously engage in activities uniquely curated by SCT for each production that everyone can enjoy. Listeners can tune in at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 15 through Oct. 24.

About Seattle Center: Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income. 

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