As of July 2021: While the governor has updated the health protocols and recommendations for Washington State, kids under 12 – our target audience! – are not being vaccinated. In addition, the museum suffered many financial impacts during closure, and the cost of reopening is significant. As we work to address those factors, we are sad to report that the museum remains closed. 

But we cannot wait to welcome you back, and we are targeting the first quarter of 2022 for reopening! We look forward to a time when we can make it safe to play. We are so grateful for the support of our members, donors and visitors. Watch this space for updates, and for information about extension of memberships that were paused in 2020.  

Welcome to Seattle Children’s Museum!

  • We foster the joy of discovery and ignite curiosity through play!
  • We make space for fun, creative, and hands-on exploration of the world around us.
  • We encourage kids and families to embrace active, lifelong learning.

Our hands-on exhibits and daily programs are designed for kids from birth to age 8. The environment is open-ended, informal, and fun. All children – and their grown-ups – are welcome! Kids of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn and play together.

Other questions?

  • Donate! Support our exhibits and programs, and help us reach as many kids and families as possible!
  • Get the scoop on how and when to visit once we reopen.
  • Learn more about Membership. (Memberships will be extended when we reopen!)
  • Find out how to Volunteer! (We need YOU!)

Watch this space for upcoming previews of our Exhibits, Programs, Camps and Outreach Visits.

Contact Us

You can reach us at 206-441-1768, or at

Please read our values statements and our commitments to anti-racist practices. We would love to hear from you about this work.