TheChildren's Museumis located on the first level of the Center House inSeattle Center. The museum is designed with akid-pleasing sense of style and provides educational activities that parents can even enjoy. Colorfully tiled bathrooms boast sinks at several levels, and little potties make the short set feel right at home. Changing exhibits offer innovative hands-on and sensory components for kids.
There are workshops and special events offered even during the holidays as well as a focus on a different country's celebration every week. This activity keeps repeat visitors happy all year around. The exhibits change throughout the year and offer a wide variety of exploration.
The museum recently renovated its Storytelling Circle, where children can enter a world of princes, castles, and dragons. It offers a great place to share a quiet moment amidst the hustle and bustle of the fun Museum atmosphere. This is a place where children can curl up and read a book, snuggle in a lily pad tent, or relax on oversized pillows. Parents can check out the books in the Parent Resource Library, with topics ranging from simple parenting tips to children's brain and cognitive development. Single mothers and fathers can benefit from the wealth of information available on parenting roles and success. The museum is geared toward an interactive and compatible parent child experience.
Birthday parties are a hit at the center and the party rooms have been recently renovated, with themes including: a Circus Room where kids can celebrate under a big top with clowns, animals, and a circus train; a Jungle Room where they can dine with elephants, giraffes, and zebras; and an Under the Sea room with mermaids, dolphins, and orcas. The museum offers two party packages: The Bash, includes admission for the children and accompanying adults, use of the party room, and a t-shirt and crown for the birthday child; andThe Bonanzawhich offers all of the above plus invitations, cool goody bags, along with plates, napkins, cups, and forks for guests.
A museum store is available to visitors and boasts high-quality toys, books, art supplies, and more. The store is open during museum hours.
There are six public lots available around the Center. The Museum's website offers good strategies for avoiding traffic and finding parking. Public transportation is available and the Museum is served by 15Metrobus routes. Check Metro's trip planner for exact schedule. From downtown, take the 90-secondMonorailride. From Interstate 5 or I-5, travelers should exit at Mercer Street and follow the signs to the Seattle Center. From here the museum is close by. Weekends are generally busier than weekdays during the school year and summer days can pose large crowds. Careful planning can enable guests a wonderful experience at any time. Public restrooms and changing tables are provided throughout the facility.