A work day for teachers, means an extra day to play. But what is there to do with your kid crew on these random in-service days, especially if it’s cold and rainy outside? We put together 15 tried-and-true destinations that are sure to entertain your brood any day of the week. Click through the gallery to see some perennial favorites and new-to-you hot spots.

The Museum of Flight

Aviation enthusiasts will love spending the day at The Museum of Flight, the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world. With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs and dozens of exhibits and experiences, the Museum and its staff bring flight to life. Start in the T.A. Wilson Great Gallery, a six-story glass and steel exhibit hall featuring 39 full-size historic aircraft. Don’t miss the Kids Flight Zone where young flyers can strap into flight harnesses to test their piloting skills in hang gliding simulators and sit in the cockpits and operate the controls of a real Rotorway Scorpion helicopter, Thorp T-18 homebuilt aircraft and a P-47D replica. Head outside to the Airpark and Aviation Pavilion to see some of aviation’s favorite flyers. The Aviation Pavilion is a covered, outdoor gallery featuring 19 unique commercial and military airplanes and offers daily tours, a café and a children’s play area.

9404 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, Wa 98108
206- 764-5700
Online: museumofflight.org

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $21-$23/Adults; $13-$14/Youth (5-17); 4 & under Free

photo: The Museum of Flight Facebook page

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— Abbey McGee