When I was invited to opening night of The Nutcracker in Seattle at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, I felt humbled and honored. It’s the ultimate holiday theatrical production in Seattle and it’s a big deal.
Have you heard about the Seattle Waterfront Shuttle? It’s the newest Seattle tour bus (it just launched 3 weeks ago) and it’s completely free! It’s available 7 days a week from 10am-8pm this summer/fall and stops at 9 attractions near downtown Seattle and along Seattle’s waterfront.
This free Seattle Waterfront Shuttle is provided by the Downtown Seattle Association in an effort to get more people to the Seattle Waterfront.
If you are heading to Seattle Center, you can’t miss MoPOP! It’s the big, colorful building that used to be called the Experience Music Project. They changed the name to the Museum of Pop Culture. I think that was a smart move because this museum is so much more than just music.
The Pacific Science Center is a great stop for tourists and locals alike when visiting Seattle Center. Not only do they house fabulous exhibits year-round suitable for kids and adults, but they also have really interesting traveling exhibits. The Pacific Science Center is a fun thing to do in Seattle with kids of all ages. It’s also the ultimate place to watch an IMAX movie.
Note: This post was originally published October 31, 2016 and updated April 23, 2018.
The Lamp is the Moon is a new works production at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Annelih GH Hamilton plays Shawn, a young girl who is supposed to be taking a nap, but can’t fall asleep. But, it’s not surprising. See, her grandmother gives her an old lamp right before nap time. This is frustrating to her because her mind is already ticking about all the possibilities of things she can do with her lamp. Her parents have already taken out the light bulb and cut the cord so its only function is to inspire creativity. It’s impossible to fall asleep when she has a lot of dreaming to do.
I was thrilled to be invited to the opening night of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience at Seattle Children’s Theatre last Friday. My 4 year old loves Mo Willems’ humorous books. However, we had just seen Hamilton at the Paramount. That’s a REALLY hard act to follow for any theatrical performance. But, I’m very passionate about arts for kids. Plus, we heard Mo Willems was going to be at opening night! Post contains affiliate links.
Possibly set in the 1930s, a pilot crashes his plane into the Sahara Desert in Africa. While trying to fix his airplane, he comes across a little man (the Little Prince) dressed in green who is from an asteroid out in space. He tells the pilot about a beautiful rose that he left behind so he could journey across the galaxy. As the little man tells his tales, the pilot is slowly drawn into a world filled with imaginative thinking and strong friendships.
Seattle Children’s Theatre‘s holiday production is Mr. Popper’s Penguins. After a successful run on 42nd Street in New York City, it’s debuting at SCT. The show is recommended for kids ages four and up. It features penguin puppets, vivid storytelling, actors playing multiple characters, lively songs, and so much more!
In my 3-year-old’s circle of friends, we are in the end stretch of “birthday season.” It’s been such a fun adventure exploring the different indoor play areas in the Seattle-area. I was especially excited to revisit the Seattle Children’s Museum, located at the Seattle Center. The last time I was here, my oldest was 16 months old and wasn’t interested in much at the museum. I was really looking forward to seeing what he thought now.