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.

Cost:

Free with the cost of group admission

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!

Cost:

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

September

Brown Apples

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

Illustrative Stories

October is Book Month! We will rewrite a well known story together, explore the importance of illustrations and draw some of our very own.

November

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.

December

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.

January

Medieval Merriment

Make your own knight shield! We will learn about how knights use shields to not only protect themselves but to distinguish who they are.

February

HeART

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.

March

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.

April

Earth’s Constellations

Join us as we learn about some of the constellations seen from Earth and the stories of how they came to be.

May

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.

June

Monthly themed Educational Extras are not available.

Depending on the size of your group, you are more than welcome to join one of our daily programs. Click here to see our calendar.

July

Monthly themed Educational Extras are not available.

Depending on the size of your group, you are more than welcome to join one of our daily programs. Click here to see our calendar.

August

Monthly themed Educational Extras are not available.

Depending on the size of your group, you are more than welcome to join one of our daily programs. Click here to see our calendar.