On Wednesday of Spring Break I woke up ready for a do-over after the day before. Through an acquaintance, Zach had gotten us passes to the Pacific Science Center. I had been wanting to take the kids there for quite awhile, as it’s one of my favorite places in Seattle but a bit pricey for our limited budget and the fact that we can only spend a few hours there before needing to head home for Alden’s nap. Zach and I actually went there for our second-ever date, and we had a blast. I feel this post is best told through pictures, so enjoy the montage.
Our first stop was the toddler zone, which Zoey is just barely within the height limits to be allowed into. It has a bit of everything: water play, a music room full of noisy things to bang on, climbing structures with slides, giant building blocks…we happily could have spent all day there.
The tropical butterfly house was a huge hit. It’s much better than the seasonal one at the zoo (sorry WPZ! You know we still love you!). It’s about seventy-five degrees in there, and butterflies are flying all around you. There are also laminated cards you can carry around to help identify the different butterflies and plants in the room.
Outside the butterfly house is the insect/bug/creepy crawly critters area.
Just beyond that is a giant, hands-on room. By giant I mean both the really large room and the really large things in it. Giant sized chess, checkers, an enormous table and chairs, world’s largest pattern blocks…you get the idea.
The dinosaur room was also a hit. There are animatronic dinos in there, which thrilled all three kids.
We ate our packed lunch in outer space, surrounded by giant models of the solar system, space ships and stars.
We ended where we had started our day: the courtyard of pools with criss-crossing walkways, giant wading dinosaurs and water cannons to squirt at various things that would spin and move if hit just right.