Valentine’s Day is here and we’ve got some fun ideas on how to spend time with your little Cupids. Our weekend lineup includes a sweet party with the animals, a movie night with our favorite monkey, a heart-healthy run, a high-energy kindie concert, an artsy activity at BAM and a popular Valentine’s Day party. If you’re looking for even more excitement, the Seattle Aquarium is kicking off Octopus Week on Saturday with special hands-on activities, octopus feedings and much more.
photo: Natalia Dotto Photography
Family Movie Night: Curious George
Bring your comfy pillows and blankets to the Mount Baker Community Club and enjoy a showing of Curious George. Psst! Don’t forget money for the concession bar with snacks, popcorn and beer and wine for mom and dad. Fri., 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. (movie starts at 6 p.m.). Seattle. $3/person. All ages. Event details.
Valentine’s Day Celebration with the Zoo Animals
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the animals! Watch as the otters, penguins, jaguars, gorillas and other zoo animals devour yummy heart-shaped ice pops, herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks and more. Plus, learn how these special treats help enrich the animals’ lives and promote natural behavior. Sat., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Seattle. $9.25 to $13.75 (under 2 and members Free). All ages. Event details.
Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day Dash
Put on your red and pink duds, grab your jogging stroller, and join other families for this sweet Valentine’s Day 5k and Kids Dash. The Cupid-inspired Kids Dash will take place just before the main race and each lil’ Heart Beet participant will receive a free runner’s bib and a ribbon at the finish line along with goodies and refreshments. Sun., 8 a.m.-noon. Seattle. $40-$45 (Kids Dash for 10 & under Free). All ages. Event details.
Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the whole fam on a Valentine’s Day date to Crossroad Bellevue. At this month’s Family Night, enjoy a sweet performance by The Harmonica Pocket as well as family game time, food and drink specials and $1.50 off WiggleWorks Kids. Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (concert starts at 5:30 p.m.) Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
Get Crafty Saturdays
Take your little artists to the Bellevue Arts Museum to participate in fun drop-in art activities directly connected to the current exhibitions. This week’s activities will inspire creativity and promote cooperation and learning. Sat., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Bellevue. Free with admission or $4 materials fee per child. Ages 4 to 10. Event details.
Members-Only Valentine’s Day Party
Calling all KidsQuest members! The Museum staff want to show their love for you by inviting you to join their members-only Valentine’s Day party. As always, there will be games, crafts and special activities. Sun., 10 a.m.-noon. Bellevue. Free. No registration required. Ages 0 to 12. Event details.
What do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying one of the activities we mentioned above? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy