Halloween’s over and done with, but that doesn’t mean the party has to end. We’ve rounded up some fun-filled activities to help you usher in the first full weekend of November. On our radar: a two-day science extravaganza, a show with snakes and lizards and turtles (oh, my!), a New Year Celebration with lots of kids’ activities, an exciting cultural celebration, a stage production based on the works of Beatrix Potter and a concert your kids will literally flip over.

Eli Rosenblatt

photo: Eli Rosenblatt


Discover Science Weekend
Take your crew to the Seattle Aquarium 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. Sat.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Seattle. Free with admission or membership. All ages. Event details.

Ridge Romp: The Reptile Man
Leapin’ lizards! This month’s Ridge Romp will feature the world-renowned Reptile Man and his menacing menagerie of cold-blooded creatures. Be prepared to be amazed by slithering snakes and chomping crocs, while learning about these incredible animals in the process. Sat., 10:30 a.m. $5 per person (babes in arms free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Hmong New Year Celebration
At this New Year Celebration, introduce your kids to the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from China, Laos and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.         


Cultural Crossroads Festival
This annual, multi-cultural celebration will feature two stages of ethnic music and dance, an international bazaar, exhibits, exciting activities for kids in the Play Zone and delish world cuisine. Fri., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Peter Rabbit & Friends
Looking for a show the whole family will enjoy? In this latest BYT production, enjoy the charming adventures of Peter Rabbit and his friends as they try to stay out of mischief. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Bellevue. $5 to $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Springfree Trampoline Kids Concert (pictured)
Take your crew to Springfree Trampoline of Issaquah to burn off some energy and listen to tunes by Eli Rosenblatt. In addition to music and jumping, there will be plenty of dancing, a fun sing-a-long and light snacks. Sat., 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in a comment below.

—Kristina Moy