Spring Events for Kids of All Ages at Seattle Center

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This spring, Seattle Center is home to an array of events made just for kids to keep their minds curious – even when they’re outside the classroom. Whether visiting Seattle Center for a few hours or for a daylong family outing, the following events are sure bets for kids: 

Seattle Children’s Museum reopens its doors this spring starting on April 2. Brimming with both new and refreshed exhibits, the museum will welcome familiar faces and member families and first-time attendees alike. After two years, Seattle Children’s Museum returns with exhibits that will wow kiddos ages 0 to 12. For visiting information, visit thechildrensmuseum.org/visit/

Seattle Center’s Artists at Play is open for all ages to have fun. This imaginative, artists-created playground offers activities like a 30-foot climbing tower and human-powered ADA-accessible carousel. Kids with an ear for music will have a blast with child-inspired musical instruments, listening stations and sound swings. This area for kids is located in the plaza between the Museum of Pop Culture and Seattle Center Armory, just north of the Monorail station. FREE 

The Seattle Center Skate Plaza opened to great fanfare in September 2021 and is open daily. The new skate plaza was designed by VDZ+A and New Line Skateparks in collaboration with local skateboarders and youth, and built by Grindline Skateparks. It was made for street-style skateboarding, with a focus on providing flexible space for beginner-level skateboarders to learn and practice skills. FREE 

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast March 20-27. This live one-hour performance is based on the beloved fairy tale and narrated for young theatergoers. Performed by the accomplished students of PNB School, Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast will take the audience on a journey to a magical world of adventure, unlikely friendships, and true love. For ticket information, visit www.pnb.org/season/beauty-beast/

Seattle Children’s Theatre presents The Best Summer Ever! March 22-April 17. Written and performed by nationally acclaimed storyteller, Kevin Kling, and featuring rousing sing-a-longs, The Best Summer Ever joyfully explores the way childhood is measured by sights, sounds, feelings, and love. For more information, visit www.sct.org/onstage/productions/the-best-summer-ever-2/

TeenTix and On the Boards present Art Begets Art – Creative Writing Workshops with sessions in March, April and May. In each Art Begets Art mini-workshop, creative writers attend a performance at On the Boards, then produce a piece of creative writing in response to the performance. FREE 

The Seattle Kraken are celebrating Kids Day presented by WaFd Bank on Sunday, April 3 in a game against the Dallas Stars. At the pre-game event, join us for music, floor hockey, corn hole, Jenga, sign making and more. The game will feature a young performer singing the national anthem, kids as guest game hosts, on-ice competitors and more. All kids attending the game will get a free Walt the Vault piggy bank and Kraken stickers. The pre-game event at the Armory starts at 3:30 p.m. and the game begins at 6 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.ticketmaster.com

MoPOP hosts the Virtual Graphic Novels Club on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. in April, May and June. These weekly Zoom meetings use a graphic novel (or two) each month to explore social justice topics and issues such as LGBTQIA+ and Black stories, climate change, immigrant equity, and more. Cost is $10 a month, and ticket information can be found at www.mopop.org 

When the school year ends and summer days start to feel long, Seattle Center offers a variety of summer camps. They fill up fast, so register while spots remain. 

Seattle Children’s Theatre hosts SUMMER @ SCT 2022. SCT is ready for Summer! Explore all the summer camps and classes today through the Summer @ SCT Glance. In-person classes like Treasure Trunk Theatre, Triple Threat, and more are offered. Summer camps and classes are open for public registration now. For more details and registration information, visit www.sct.org/education-programs/class-finder/

MoPOP hosts 2022 Summer Camps at MoPOP. Channel your kid’s interests into a fun and educational summer experience! Summer vacation can be a time to stimulate your kids’ imaginations and keep them excited about their passions while avoiding that summer learning loss. Camp titles include Rock ‘n’ Rolling! Music Video Camp, Creating Fantasy Camp and Drag-tastic Summer Camp, to name a few. Registration for students in grades 2-12 is now open for camps in July and August. Camp prices go up after May 31. For more details and registration information, visit https://www.mopop.org/camps

SIFF Film Center presents SIFF Summer Filmmaking Camps from June 20-August 26. Students in groups ages 9-12 and 10-13 will have the opportunity to explore filmmaking with exciting five-day sessions with master filmmaking educators. These five-day camps are held between 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and are limited to 20–25 students. With a film professional teacher and supporting mentors, students will receive an immersive experience in the craft of filmmaking. For more details and registration information, visit https://www.siff.net/programs/youth/filmmaking-camps

Some in-person events at venues across the grounds may require attendee health measures such as masking and proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. So, be sure to check the event presenter’s website or call before you go for current health and safety requirements. To learn more about virtual and in-person activities at Seattle Center this month and beyond, visit www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684 7200.  

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 and home to Climate Pledge Arena, 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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