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Explore the solar system this week with the Museum of Flight!

Virtual Events Picks for Aug 10-16

Fairy Tale STEM Challenges, a solar system show with Museum of Flight, & Skype with a REAL scientist!

Get your science on this week, with Science Fiction book recommendations, Skype a Scientist with an expert birder, Fairy Tale STEM challenges, learning about the solar system with the Museum of Flight, and more! Plus, a family comedy show, bubble art with the Frye, and Seattle Japanese Garden’s Kanreki, a 60th year celebration.


Monday, August 10

Seattle Chamber Music Discover Percussion for Kids! The Summer Festival is virtual this year, and this lovely workshop is available any time through August 17. Learn about percussion in the form of worldly musical performances, tutorials on building instruments at home, and playing along with the arx duo. Access any time through Aug. 17.


Tuesday, August 11

Nerd Culture Club: Librarians recommend Science Fiction! Come nerd out with local librarians! Get recommendations for favorite Science Fiction titles to keep you busy this summer. Pre-register. Live at 7 p.m.


Wednesday, August 12

Skype a Scientist! “Preparing for Fall Bird Migration” with Tykee James. Learn about Tykee’s passion for birding and how environmental health and community health are intertwined. Live at 10 a.m.


Thursday, August 13

Fairy Tale STEM Challenge. Join the library and re-work fairy tales and apply STEM skills to re-create the story’s outcome. This week, be inspired by Goldilocks & the 3 Bears and take on this challenge with peers- Can you build a chair that will hold Goldilocks without breaking? Pre-register. Live at 2 p.m.


Friday, August 14

A Magical Journey through the Solar System. This unique event is sponsored by the Museum of Flight! View the night sky, review some stargazing basics and blast off to explore the solar system through this online planetarium. Pre-register. Live at 1 p.m.


Saturday, August 15

Science Saturday at the Library. Each week, discover different science concepts about chemistry, physics, and more! Want to learn about goop and pool noodles? Join in for some interesting answers to your most curious questions. Live at 2 p.m.


Fun (& Funny) SUMMER Event!

“Guess What” the Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show. Enjoy a morning of laughs with the fam as (family-friendly) NYC comics perform online and kids get a chance to tell jokes between sets. Pre-register. Live at 10 a.m on Saturday.


Sunday, August 16

Seeing | Seeds | Stories – Online Art Gallery. Celebrate and learn about Seattle Japanese Garden’s Kanreki, or 60th year celebration. In Japanese culture, a person’s 60th birthday is an occasion of reaching full circle that carries a sense of renewal. Join Seattle Japanese Garden and the Miller Library in welcoming five local artists, featured on the website all month. Access online all through the month of August.


Bonus ANYTIME Event!

Frye From Home! The Frye Art Museum presents fun art projects to do at home! Grab supplies like straws, dish soap and food coloring and make beautiful bubble prints on paper! Then, read a story about monsters who are afraid of bubbles.

Want more artsy fun? Check out this list of ways to Stay Home & Make Art!

Looking for more fun activities to fill your summer? Check out the Seattle’s Child Pinterest Page to add to your toolbox. We’ve got Outdoor Games, Gardening for Kids, Kindness Activities, Art Ideas, and so much more.