Rain or shine, we have plenty of springtime activities to keep your crew happy and entertained this weekend. On our radar: a family event for big and little Dubs, a spring extravaganza with the zoo animals, an annual event with lots of hands-on activities, a production with a lively trio, a rockin’ night at the mall and a show based on a notorious cat. If you’re on the hunt for spring bargains or need to cash in on your spring cleaning, be sure to hit the Perfectly Outgrown Consignment Sale this weekend as either a shopper or consignor.
photo: Shelly Oberman
Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center (pictured)
From building race cars to controlling underwater robots, Paws-on Science offers something fun for the whole family. During this event, PSC will transform its galleries and exhibit halls into activity-filled spaces that showcase the amazing work happening at the UW. Families can enjoy lots of interactive activities along with special guest appearances including Harry the Husky, the Husky marching band and the UW cheer team. Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Seattle. $11.50 to $19.50 (under 3 and members free). All ages. Event details.
Woodland Park Zoo Party for the Planet
In honor of Earth Day, celebrate nature and wildlife with the folks at Woodland Park Zoo. Each day, enjoy fun conservation activities, keeper talks and animal enrichment activities. Plus, take an eco tour, learn how to make paper from elephant poo and participate in a text message scavenger hunt. Sat.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Also Apr. 13-19). Seattle. $9.25 to $13.75 (2 & under and members free). All ages. Event details.
Marine Mammal Mania
The Seattle Aquarium is kicking off spring with a celebration with some of your fave mammals. Head to Pier 59 to learn about the aquarium’s harbor seals and participate in special hands-on activities, talks, demonstrations and plenty of good ol’ family fun. Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m (also Apr. 18-19 & 25-26). Seattle. $14.95 to $21.95 (3 & under and members free). All Ages. Event details.
The Wizard of Oz: Young Performer’s Edition
Click your heels together as KIDSTAGE brings one of the most famous stories of all time to the stage. Based on the classic movie musical and book, this production will have all of your favorite songs including “We’re Off To See The Wizard,” “If Only I had a Brain,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Issaquah. $16 to $18. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Based on the popular book by Dr. Seuss, see the cast of this SecondStory Repertory production turn a rainy afternoon in an amazing adventure. Watch as Sally and her brother join the Cat in the Hat as he embarks on the craziest of ideas and trickiest of tricks. Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (also Apr. 18-19). Redmond. $5 to $10. Tickets required. All ages. Event deatails.
Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the whole fam to Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center for a super-fun evening. Enjoy games, a rootsy, jazzy joyride of family-driven songs with Johnny Bregar, free popcorn, $1.50 off admission to WiggleWorks Kids and pizza specials. Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy