Veterans Day brings a three-day weekend and plenty of family fun to be had around the Emerald City. On our radar: a hands-on event for budding engineers, a super sweet festival for chocolate lovers, a classic production with a twist and a rockin’ evening with a popular children’s entertainer. If that’s not enough excitement, visit a Washington state park for free or catch Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart at XFINITY Arena at Everett. Scroll down for more weekend picks.

photo: Pacific Science Center


Curiosity Days: Engineer It
Take your crew to PSC to explore the way we dream, design and develop innovative solutions for our everyday lives. During the two-day event, kids can meet local experts who are helping turn ideas into reality, learn how to program a robot, construct a city to withstand environmental elements, try their hands at 3D printing, take in a show, explore human spaceflight and more. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

Discover Science Weekend
Head to the Seattle Aquarium this weekend to explore science through exciting hands-on experiments, presentations and activities. Plus, meet visiting scientists and researchers as well as some of the Aquarium’s own scientists and enjoy diver shows. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

The Northwest Chocolate Festival
Calling all chocolate lovers! Celebrate everything and anything chocolate at this sweet festival. Sample chocolate from over 100 chocolate makers, chocolatiers and pastry chefs, attend chocolate workshops and savor wine and cocktail pairings. For lil’ chocolate lovers, there will be a Kids Zone with hands-on activities. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


As You Like It
The Bellevue Youth Theatre is back at it again with their latest production of As You Like It. Enjoy this classic Shakespeare performance with a BYT twist. Expect to see some deception and disguises along with a few LOL moments that lead to a delightful time in the theatre. Fri. & Sun. Event details.

Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday evening? This month’s family night at Crossroads will feature entertainment with Emmy award-winning producer and songwriter Tim Noah as well as family game time, $1.50 off WiggleWorks Kids and pizza and drink specials. Sat. Event details.

The Tortoise & The Hare
In this latest StoryBook Theater production, see what happens when a contest is set between a fleet-footed Hare and a flat-footed Tortoise. Not a creature in the forest believes the ever-steady tortoise will win against the ever-ready Hare, but they quickly learn that being slow and steadfast can actually get you to the finish line Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Will you be enjoying any of the activities we mentioned above? Tell us in the comments below.

— Kristina Moy