There’s plenty of fun to be had around the Emerald City this weekend. Consider: a tropical experience on Capital Hill, two rockin’ concerts and an exciting activity for wannabe scientists. If you’ve got a little monster truck fan, head down to the T Dome for the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series (pictured). This family-friendly show will feature lots of car-crushin’, dirt-flying action along with big trucks, big tires and big fun. Read on to learn more.

photo: Feld Entertainment


Flower Conservatory Free to the Public
Escape the winter drizzle and cool temps by heading inside the Volunteer Park Conservatory, a botanical garden, conservatory and Seattle landmark located on Capitol Hill. From now through Feb 28, the Conservatory is waiving all admission fees, so you and your kids can explore the five different display houses within the Conservatory and view a world-class collection of exotic plants. Fri.-Sun. (through Feb. 28). Event details.

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series
Kick off your Saturday morning with a set of singable, danceable, high-energy songs from one of our fave kindie bands—Recess Monkey! This weekend’s rockin’ show will include a collection of songs from the band’s latest albums and plenty of toe tapping tunes for both kids and parents alike. Sat. Event details.

Mikey Mike – The Rad Scientist Concert
Looking for a high-energy indoor activity? Take the kiddies to UHeights to enjoy a set of creative, interactive and engaging tunes from Mikey Mike’s latest album “The Rad Scientist.” Combing science and nature music for all ages, Mikey Mike will have everyone out of their seats and on their feet dancing. Sat. Event details.


Science Hour
Experience science through exciting hands-on experiments at the KidsQuest Children’s Museum. During Science Hour, families are invited to explore at their own pace and dabble in chemistry, flow dynamics, physics, forces and more. Fri. Event details.

Saturdays at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the tykes to Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center for loads of indoor fun. Enjoy family game time, a performance by Bach to Rock Redmond on the Market Stage, $1.50 off admission to WiggleWorks Kids, food and drink specials and more. Sat. Event details.

Cascade Canines
Did you know foxes are the only canids that climb trees and coyotes tip toe to be extra sneaky? Discover more about Washington’s furry canines and practice your howl with a park ranger during this special class designed for ages 5-10. No pre-registration or RSVP required. Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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