There’s lots of family fun to be had around the Emerald City this three-day weekend. Consider: an event with one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound, a musical production based on a wildly popular comic strip and a fast-paced family adventure. If you’re looking for even more excitement, be sure to check out our President’s Day Weekend activity list and read on for more weekend inspiration.

photo: Seattle Aquarium


Octopus Week (pictured)
Take the fam to the Seattle Aquarium to learn about one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound–the giant Pacific octopus! Each day, the Aquarium will feature special hands-on activities, octopus feedings, diver shows, special talks and more. Sat.-Mon. (through Feb. 25). Event details.

Parents’ Night Out at PSC
Need a night out on the town or a quiet night in? While you enjoy some adult time, your kids will enjoy a super fun evening at the Pacific Science Center learning about things that stretch. Kids will experiment with the physics of rubber bands to race a car and make a musical instrument, make stretchy candy to top their Liquid Nitrogen ice cream and participate in tons of hands-on activities. Sat. Event details.

I Hate Children Children’s Show
Kids are the stars of the show in this fast-paced, interactive magic show with top magician Paul Nathan. Every kid in the audience will be given the opportunity to participate in real-life magic tricks, plus parents will get all the jokes that kids don’t, so it’s a win-win for everyone! Sat.-Sun. Event details.


An Evergreen Evening
Join a park ranger and other Seattle families for this evening hike in the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Bring your flashlight and a warm coat as you listen for and learn about creatures that get active in the dark hours! Fri. Event details.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Newcastle Players are kicking off their inaugural season with Charles Schulz’s classic musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. This charming and uplifting story, based on Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip, will include all your fave characters (think Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Linus) and music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

Winter Adventure Hike
This weekend, join a naturalist for a two-mile, fast-paced family adventure hike along the trails of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes. Experience the natural wonders of winter and look for early signs of spring. Psst…be sure to dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes and bring a snack and a water bottle. Sun. 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