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New Burke turns the museum inside out

Your guide to Seattle Children's Festival

There's a full weekend of fun at the Seattle Children's Festival, Sept. 21-22. Not sure which events to choose? Here are one parent's picks.

Family theater guide: fall 2019

8 fantastic performances to take the family to see this fall

Easy ways to the wild side: 3 free petting zoos

Have a low-key farm animal encounter on the Eastside.

Family outings for the last month of summer

There's still plenty of time to pack family fun into the last few weeks of summer. From boating to belching contests, here are eight ways to enjoy August around Seattle.

Five wetland boardwalks to explore with your family

Take your family walks to the wetlands. Learn what animals to look for and which boardwalks are stroller- and wheelchair-accessible.

Beat the heat list: 7 ways to cool off in the heat of Seattle summer

15 Seattle-area restaurants with great patios

Pull up a highchair and order a heaping side of vitamin D at these kid-approved Seattle restaurants with outdoor dining.

Sweet & Savory Summer: Go on a cone crawl

The best parks for your family's Seattle summer

Whether you're looking for a cool playground, a great view or a peaceful escape, Seattle has the park for you and your family.

10+ transit-powered summer family day trips

Oh, the places you'll go without your car! Plan a family adventure: You'll love not driving.

Play ball! Tips for a family trip to watch the Seattle Mariners

Take a family walk or bike ride across the Highway 520 bridge; here's how

Volcano! Plan a family visit to Mount St. Helens

8 great Seattle-area beaches for families to explore at low tide

Seattle wading pools close this weekend: Go take one last dip

It's hot! Keep kids cool at a splash park. Here's where they are

New park alert: Check out the Capehart section of Seattle's Discovery Park

Best Seattle-area farmers markets for a family excursion

Tips for a day trip to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Looking for a good outing with preschool-aged kids? Point Defiance in Tacoma is perfect!

Explore Washington’s 3 amazing national parks

20+ Seattle-area restaurants where kids eat cheap or free

Tacoma day trip: Point Ruston is family-friendly with food, fun and great views

Walk along the lake in Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum

You'll probably get muddy, but there's so much to see — and great lookouts make it even more fun!

Kids driving you nuts at home? Plan a full day out: Here's how

Do a little research, grab a backpack and get going. It just may give you a new lease on life.

7 Museums to Visit for FREE on First Thursday

One magic day a month, families can explore local museums without paying admission.

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