Big things are brewing in Seattle this weekend. And it all starts at Woodland Park Zoo where life-sized dinos have set up camp. Kids of all ages will go prehistoric for this magical experience that puts them face to face with a 40-foot long T. rex and a Triceratops the size of an ice cream truck. We’re also looking forward to: celebrating Asian Pacific Islander heritage, a pony ride pop-up and a truly Marvel-ous play. Here’s to the weekend!

photo: Dino Don Inc.

Seattle Center Festal: Asian Pacific Islander Month Celebration
Join Seattle Center Festál to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. API organizers have packed the two-hour celebration with traditional music, dance and interactive activities reflective of the 26 ethnic cultures that comprise the API community. Enjoy performances by The Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, the International Lion Dance Team, Huraiti Mana, a Polynesian Dance Troupe based in Seattle and more. Free. All ages. Sun. Event details.

Cream Puff Cooking Class
While practicing fundamental French baking techniques, junior bakers, ages 8-12, will join Erica from PCC Markets to make light and fluffy French cream puffs from basic choux pastry to the sweet vanilla pastry cream filling. Bon appétit! Registration required. Fri. Event details.

City Nature Challenge
Join Point Defiance Zoo, plus partners Northwest Trek, Woodland Park Zoo and Metro Parks Tacoma, in finding wild plants and animals. Then through May 9, identify as many wildlife findings as you can and report them on the iNaturalist app. Time to get outside! Free. All ages. Apr. 30-May 9. Event details.

A Festival for May
Little lords, ladies and royal kids of all kinds can celebrate May Day the medieval way at this outdoor festival. There will be maypole dancing, crafts, minstrels and more. Craft booths and demonstrations will open at noon. Games and other activities begin at 1 p.m. Maypole festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. All ages. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Hammered: A Thor & Lokki Play
Join Studio East for a Marvel Spotlight play that pits the Norse God of Thunder against the Norse God of Mischief—two brothers: the Mighty Thor and Loki. As Thor struggles with the stress of final exams, his brother Loki finds himself under a different sort of pressure. Neither are beneath pranks in the endless competition for their parents’ favor. But underneath these two Princes of Asgaard discover a bond that will last millennia. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Pony Ride Pop-Up
Register your little equestrian for the coolest pony ride in town! Kids ages 3-6 can join us for an exclusive 20-minute session that includes a pony ride through the forest and plenty of photo opportunities. Participants will walk away with a swag bag and lots of great memories. Rides take place rain or shine. Sat. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar and spring bucket list.