KidsQuest Children's Museum Grand Opening January 31st
The Tot Orchard gallery is open only to kids under age 3 and the tractor is a big hit.
Courtesy of KidsQuest Children's Museum
KidsQuest Children’s Museum will be celebrating their Grand Opening in their 13,500 square foot new building on Tuesday, January 31st.
Parents and kids are encouraged to join in the celebration, which will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Bellevue mayor and other dignitaries. (Usual Admission rates apply)
It's an exciting milestone for a museum that opened in 2005 in the Marketplace @ Factoria Mall and rapidly grew to over 180,000 visitors annually in a space intended for no more than 60, 000 visitors. The new location sits right in the heart of the downtown Bellevue cultural hub for families - the Bellevue Regional Library and the Bellevue Art Museum are practically next door and several parks and Bellevue Square are within easy walking distance. Another major plus of the new location is that the museum - one of the finest centers for hands-on learning for young children in the region - is now just a bridge away for Seattle families.
The building houses many new exhibits that are consistent with the mission to both entertain and educate children ages birth to 9 years old. Highlights include: The Sticks and Stone Outdoor Gallery, a toddler-friendly Splash Zone, the On The Go Gallery with a brand new Big Rig semi-truck cab, the spectacular 28-foot, two-story Climber/Sculpture, and Bellevue Mercantile, encouraging dramatic play with a true-to-life (minus the ice cream) ice cream parlor and an impossible-to-miss cow.
To view a fly through video of the new museum, visit kidsquestmuseum.org/goodtogrow.
If You Go:
Where: 1116 108th Ave NE., Bellevue
When: Tues - Thurs 9 am - 5 pm, Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun - noon - 5 pm. (Museum member-only hours Thurs, 5 pm - 8 pm
Cost: $12 per person, under age 1 FREE. Museum memberships start at $95 annual fee for one adult and one child (unlimited admission, free parking and other benefits)
For more information go to KidsQuest Children's Museum Plan Your Visit