Where Imagination Comes Alive. . . On a Field Trip!


Bringing a group of kids to the Museum makes for an educational adventure that your kids can look forward to and one in which you, as an educator, can feel confident.

Every program we offer at the Museum is matched to meet the current Washington State and Early Learning Standards through purposeful play.  You can choose to add an Educational Extra to your visit so that your class will have a learning experience together as well as free time to play and learn inside our space.

What happens during a group visit to the Museum?

When you arrive, you'll send an adult to check your group in at our Administrative Offices.  We'll get your group into the Museum through our special entrance, and a staff member will take you through a quick orientation.  We'll go over a few policies and also give you a place to store lunches, backpacks, and coats.

If you booked an Educational Extra, you'll either start your play time with that or we'll help you to know where to gather when the time is right.

With 22,000 sq feet of space to explore, your kids will find plenty of things to do as they set of into the Museum in small groups with their chaperones.

  • Start a drum circle in Ghana.
  • Learn about cause and effect in Cog City.
  • Build a castle or contraption in the Construction Zone.
  • Serve sushi in Kobe, Japan.
  • Mold with clay in Imagination Studio.

What can my group do for lunch?

At lunch time, your group can walk upstairs to the Market Place to enjoy lunch at the kid-sized tables or, weather permitting, enjoy lunch on the grass by International Fountain.  After lunch, you are welcome to come back and play!