Seattle is a city where people, by nature, seem to be thinkers. Some of the city's residents boast high-profile names (for example, folks like Bill and Melinda Gates), thanks to their innovations, ideas and initiatives that have revolutionized segments of our modern world (in realms ranging from technology and medicine to global health). Thankfully, visitors to this town benefit from this curios nature, too, since the city is home to an array of museums and galleries that educate and entertain.
Whether young visitors are most interested in art, planes, cars, Native American history or perhaps marine life (we're looking at you, Seattle Aquarium), there are institutions that open their doors to guests of all ages. Many museums have designed special kid zones within their spaces, and other sites offer child-friendly programming that ranges from group story readings and youngster-focused guided tours to hands-on activities that allow everyone to get in on the action. (Looking at art can be fun, sure, but it isn't it more memorable to make art oneself?)
Families and school groups should keep their eye out for package deals or special rates, since some museums offer discounted prices for museum goers who travel in packs. Enjoy the journey!