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.

Pacific Science Center

Located in lower Queen Anne, the Pacific Science Center provides a full-day packed with exploration for kids of all ages. With exhibits that touch on just about every facet of science, there is something to pique everyone’s interest. From Body Works to the Insect Village, Tinker Tank to the Tropical Butterfly Pavilion, there are unlimited activities to encourage kids to think and discover while having fun. Up the fun factor and add a larger-than-life IMAX movie to your experience.

Good to Know: There are different admission rates based on whether you add IMAX to your visit. Paid parking lots can be found nearby or you access the Center via public transportation or the Seattle Monorail.

200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
206-443-2001
Online: pacificsciencecenter.org

Hours: Mon.–Fri.: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

photo: Pacific Science Center Facebook page

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— Abbey McGee