Like most parents, each crazy week is programmed from the minute they wake up, until it’s time for bed. After work, time is filled shuttling kids between school and activities, all this madness needs to be balanced. It would be great if weekend recreation with the kids was free or low-cost. I remember when I was a kid, my parents would take my sisters and I to the Exploratorium or the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. As an adult, I am always looking to see if I can take my kids to the museum to expose them to science or the arts.
If you’re a mom in Bellevue, Madrona, or even Queen Anne, you might want to check out KidsQuest Children’s Museum. For families on a budget, the first Friday of each month is free starting at 5 pm. Tip: Get there early, it gets a little crazy.
KidsQuest is interactive, geared for kids from birth to age 10 and they really encourage learning through play. You can explain how things work to your kids. It’s also a great time to stop being a parent and express your inner child. This week is recycled art week, so you can be green while you craft with your kids.
The museum has different exhibits for the kids to explore: the backyard, the tree house, the garage, and waterways.
When: Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue, WA 98006
First Friday of the Month, 5-8pm: Free
Under 1 Year of Age: Free
Ages 1-59: $7.50
Ages 60-100: $6.50
Thanks to Allison Wallin for the tip about KidsQuest.