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Sunday, April 20

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Art Dog

when: Apr 20 - May 18 at varies (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $29-36

ages: 5 and older

the scoop:

In this latest SCT performance based on the book by Thacher Hurd, see what happens… read more
Olympic Cascade Aquatics Mary Wayte Pool

April Pools Day

when: Apr 20 - Apr 20 at see listing

where: Seattle Parks & Recreation Pools, various locations, Seatte, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

At this annual event put on by Seattle Parks and Recreation, learn about water safety,… read more
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Marine Mammal Mania

when: Apr 20 at 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Downtown Seattle, Seattle Aquarium - Pier 59, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seatte, Wa

cost: Free with admission or membership

ages: All

the scoop:

How does the Seattle Aquarium celebrate spring? Marine Mammal Mania, of course! Take the kiddos to… read more
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

when: Apr 20 - Apr 30

where: Skagit Valley , various locations throughout the Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon , Wa

cost: Varies

ages: All

the scoop:

Nothing screams “spring” like a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This month-long celebration… read more
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Spring Egg Hunts

when: Apr 20 - Apr 20 at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Museum, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $3-4 plus cost of admission for non-members

ages: 1-10

the scoop:

Hop on down to the Seattle Children’s Museum for lots of Easter fun! For two… read more
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Easter Brunch Cruise: Tillicum Village

when: Apr 20 at 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Seattle Waterfront , The Royal Argosy, Pier 56 - 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Wa

cost: $30-79.95 (3 and under free)

ages: All

the scoop:

Hop on down to Pier 56 for a super-fun Easter outing which will include a… read more
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Easter Brunch Cruise: Argosy Cruises

when: Apr 20 at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Seattle Waterfront, The Royal Argosy - Pier 56 , 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle , Wa

cost: $60-29 (3 and under free)

ages: All

the scoop:

Hop on down to Pier 55 for an afternoon outing which will include a delish… read more
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Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

when: Apr 20 at 1:30 p.m.

where: Kirkland, Peter Kirk Park, 202 3rd St. , Kirkland, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 1-12

the scoop:

One of the longest-running egg hunts in Kirkland will be held at Peter Kirk Park… read more
Join us every Tuesday from 10-11:30am for Play to Learn. Offered in partnership with the Children's Museum of Tacoma, this FREE program encourages children and adults to play TOGETHER! Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The weekly thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program. No advance registration is required. 

A Play-Based Program Designed for Kids & Adults

when: Apr 20 - Jun 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Tacoma, Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W., Tacoma, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Offered in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, this free program encourages kids and… read more
Join us this Easter for a very special brunch! Our menu will feature build your own omelets, a lamb and prime rib carving station, salads, desserts, mimosas, coffee, and more! Bring the whole family. We'll have a special kid sized menu and children under 3 eat free!

Easter Brunch at Whole Foods Market

when: Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Interbay, Whole Foods Market Interbay, 2001 15th Ave. W., Seattle, Wa

cost: Varies

ages: All

the scoop:

Easter brunch at the grocery store? Yep, it’s happening. Hop over to Whole Foods Market… read more
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Snow White

when: Apr 20

where: Various locations , Seattle, Wa

cost: $10

ages: 3+

the scoop:

This classic story is brought to life on stage Story Book Theater style. See what… read more
Mt Rainier from Paradise

Free Entrance Day at National Parks

when: Apr 20 - Apr 20

where: National Parks , Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Mark your calendars for these entrance fee-free dates in 2014 and then get out and… read more
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Whirligig!

when: Apr 20 - Apr 20 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $1.50-7.50 (Thursdays free)

ages: 0-12

the scoop:

It’s time to swing into spring at Seattle Center’s annual Whirligig! festival. For two-weeks, the… read more

Monday, April 21

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Art Dog

when: Apr 21 - May 18 at varies (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $29-36

ages: 5 and older

the scoop:

In this latest SCT performance based on the book by Thacher Hurd, see what happens… read more
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

when: Apr 21 - Apr 30

where: Skagit Valley , various locations throughout the Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon , Wa

cost: Varies

ages: All

the scoop:

Nothing screams “spring” like a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This month-long celebration… read more
Join us every Tuesday from 10-11:30am for Play to Learn. Offered in partnership with the Children's Museum of Tacoma, this FREE program encourages children and adults to play TOGETHER! Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The weekly thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program. No advance registration is required. 

A Play-Based Program Designed for Kids & Adults

when: Apr 21 - Jun 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Tacoma, Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W., Tacoma, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Offered in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, this free program encourages kids and… read more

Tuesday, April 22

Join us every Tuesday from 10-11:30am for Play to Learn. Offered in partnership with the Children's Museum of Tacoma, this FREE program encourages children and adults to play TOGETHER! Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The weekly thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program. No advance registration is required. 

A Play-Based Program Designed for Kids & Adults

when: Apr 22 - Jun 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Tacoma, Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W., Tacoma, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Offered in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, this free program encourages kids and… read more
Earth Day for Schools Tuesday, April 22 FREE – Registration Required Take your class outside on Earth Day to experience how they make a difference in their community and environment. Students will receive a brief introduction to Seward Park ecology invasive species removal before engaging in a restoration project in the park. Available time slots: 8:30am-10:30am; 10:30am-12:30pm; 12:30 – 2:30pm; (dependent on school periods) Max capacity per group: 32; 1 chaperone per 8 students

Earth Day for Schools

when: Apr 22 at varies (see listing)

where: Seward Park, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 5 and older

the scoop:

Take your kiddo’s class outside on Earth Day to experience how to make a difference in… read more
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Art Dog

when: Apr 22 - May 18 at varies (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $29-36

ages: 5 and older

the scoop:

In this latest SCT performance based on the book by Thacher Hurd, see what happens… read more
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

when: Apr 22 - Apr 30

where: Skagit Valley , various locations throughout the Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon , Wa

cost: Varies

ages: All

the scoop:

Nothing screams “spring” like a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This month-long celebration… read more
Jude Watson

World’s Collide #1s Live Tour

when: Apr 22 at 7 p.m.

where: University District, University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle , Wa

cost: Free

ages: 8-12

the scoop:

Four New York Times best-selling YA authors who each wrote the inaugural issues of the… read more
Valentine's Movie & Spaghetti Night

Earth Day Celebration

when: Apr 22 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Queen Anne, Twirl Cafe, 2111 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free with play admission

ages: All

the scoop:

Join the folks at Twirl Cafe for a super-fun Earth Day celebration! There will be… read more
Our friends at the Seattle Monorail are helping us celebrate Earth Day. We love the Monorail, which takes passengers from the Seattle Center to Westlake Center Mall (and back!). Public transportation is an earth friendly form of travel, so it makes sense that they are helping us with our Earth Day exploration! Sign ups at http://www.thechildrensmuseum.org/earth-day. Space is limited, so please be sure to RSVP.

Earth Day Celebration with the Monorail

when: Apr 22 at 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Museum, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $7.25-8.25

ages: 3-10

the scoop:

This year, the Monorail is helping the Seattle Children’s Museum celebrate Earth Day. The Museum… read more

Wednesday, April 23

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Art Dog

when: Apr 23 - May 18 at varies (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $29-36

ages: 5 and older

the scoop:

In this latest SCT performance based on the book by Thacher Hurd, see what happens… read more
Parachutes help slow things down as they fall. Come experiment with different materials and air resistance to help get your passenger safely to the ground.

Experiment with Parachutes

when: Apr 23 at 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Bellevue, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue, Wa

cost: $10-15; pre-registration recommended

ages: Drop-off workshop for ages 5-8

the scoop:

Parachutes help slow things down as they fall. Take the kiddos to KidsQuest Children’s Museum… read more
Early Childhood Matters invites all dads to build a healthy, life-long connection with their children, especially in the first five years of their child's life. Our fatherhood workshops invite all dads to take a journey into the brain, emotions, needs and questions of their children in order to become more effective and connected parents. We also look at questions centered around the role(s) of dads today amidst the pressures and pace of the modern world. Buddy Dad vs. The Disciplinarian In this workshop we take a look at "fatherhood" throughout history - particularly around the theme of discipline. We discuss setting limits, managing consequences, and the nature, strategies, and goals of an "authoritative" parenting style.

Parent Workshop: Overindulgence

when: Apr 23 at 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

where: Factoria, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free; pre-registration required

ages: Parents and caregivers

the scoop:

Overindulgence is not just about too many “things.” It’s also about too many privileges, too… read more
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

when: Apr 23 - Apr 30

where: Skagit Valley , various locations throughout the Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon , Wa

cost: Varies

ages: All

the scoop:

Nothing screams “spring” like a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This month-long celebration… read more
Join us every Tuesday from 10-11:30am for Play to Learn. Offered in partnership with the Children's Museum of Tacoma, this FREE program encourages children and adults to play TOGETHER! Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The weekly thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program. No advance registration is required. 

A Play-Based Program Designed for Kids & Adults

when: Apr 23 - Jun 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Tacoma, Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W., Tacoma, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Offered in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, this free program encourages kids and… read more

Thursday, April 24

Storytime aboard the Arthur Foss (a 100-year-old tug boat) features stories about boats, kids and the sea. Geared for ages two through five, but also fun for adults! After stories, there is time to explore the boat. This is an indoor/outdoor activity, please dress accordingly. We are sorry we are unable to accommodate preschool groups - please call about scheduling a group visit. This event happens on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

A Storytime Aboard an Old Tugboat

when: Apr 24 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: South Lake Union, Historic Ships Wharf, 1010 Valley St., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 2-5

the scoop:

Storytime aboard the Arthur Foss (a 100-year-old tug boat) will feature stories about boats, kids… read more
Join us every Tuesday from 10-11:30am for Play to Learn. Offered in partnership with the Children's Museum of Tacoma, this FREE program encourages children and adults to play TOGETHER! Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The weekly thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program. No advance registration is required. 

A Play-Based Program Designed for Kids & Adults

when: Apr 24 - Jun 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Tacoma, Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W., Tacoma, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Offered in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, this free program encourages kids and… read more
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Art Dog

when: Apr 24 - May 18 at varies (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $29-36

ages: 5 and older

the scoop:

In this latest SCT performance based on the book by Thacher Hurd, see what happens… read more
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

when: Apr 24 - Apr 30

where: Skagit Valley , various locations throughout the Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon , Wa

cost: Varies

ages: All

the scoop:

Nothing screams “spring” like a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This month-long celebration… read more

Friday, April 25

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Art Dog

when: Apr 25 - May 18 at varies (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $29-36

ages: 5 and older

the scoop:

In this latest SCT performance based on the book by Thacher Hurd, see what happens… read more
Early Childhood Matters invites all dads to build a healthy, life-long connection with their children, especially in the first five years of their child's life. Our fatherhood workshops invite all dads to take a journey into the brain, emotions, needs and questions of their children in order to become more effective and connected parents. We also look at questions centered around the role(s) of dads today amidst the pressures and pace of the modern world. Buddy Dad vs. The Disciplinarian In this workshop we take a look at "fatherhood" throughout history - particularly around the theme of discipline. We discuss setting limits, managing consequences, and the nature, strategies, and goals of an "authoritative" parenting style.

Beyond Consequences: A Discussion for Parents

when: Apr 25 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Madrona, Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church, 832 32nd Ave. , Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: Parents and caregivers

the scoop:

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW will be delivering a complimentary presentation for all parents and professionals… read more
Explore engaging, self-guided early-learning activities throughout the museum. Practice patterning skills, think like a scientist, learn letters and more!

Open Museum Discovery for Little Tykes

when: Apr 25 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Bellevue, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free with membership or admission

ages: 0-5

the scoop:

Explore engaging, self-guided early learning activities throughout KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Practice patterning skills, think like… read more
Did you know that good dental health begins before age one? Join the team from Everyone By One dental clinic to learn how to keep a sparkling smile and how to take the stress out of a visit to the dentist!

Dental Health Workshop

when: Apr 25 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Factoria, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall SE, Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free with membership or admission

ages: All

the scoop:

Did you know that good dental health begins before age one? Join the folks at KidsQuest… read more

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