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 Early Learning and Development Guidelines 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.
Educational Extras are only available September through May (school year), Monday – Friday at 10:00am, 10:45am and 11:30am. Space and availability are limited and booking requires 2 weeks advance notice.
Activity Option One: Monthly Theme
Our themes change each month, see below for a short blurb about each month’s activity.
Free with the cost of group admission
Be a scientist and explore the science of apples! Why do apples turn brown after you cut them up? Conduct an experiment and test your hypothesis.
October is Book Month! We will rewrite a well known story together, explore the importance of illustrations and draw some of our very own.
Changes of Fall
Fall brings lots of changes in nature – weather, temperature and colors! We will explore the experiences of fall through the eyes of the Leaf Man.
Festivals of Light
Our Festivals of Light exhibit allows children to explore different winter festivals through hands-on activities. Ask our Booking Coordinator for the featured festival calendar.
Make your own knight shield! We will learn about how knights use shields to not only protect themselves but to distinguish who they are.
Heart health is at the center of this month. We will focus on the heart as an organ and create a hanging sculpture to take home.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
What can be recycled? What does it mean to reduce? We will be learning all about recycling and how to turn “trash” into art.
Join us as we learn about some of the constellations seen from Earth and the stories of how they came to be.
Music and Rhythm Painting
Discover the connection between music and art as we learn about rhythm, note range and the musical world we live in.
Activity Option Two: Seattle Center Monorail
Want to learn about how the monorail works? Learn about electricity and how the train has been running “green” for 50 years. Or ask for more details about group rates for riding the Monorail to the Museum!
Students ages 5 to 12: $1.00 round trip, $0.75 one-way
Chaperones: $1.00 round trip, $0.75 one-way
Children under 4 & Sponsored Admission Groups: Reduced Rates available