Museums & Zoos in Seattle, Washington


MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Seattle, Washington We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids! Here's the rundown for Seattle: Admission fees are coded as follows: $ = $5 or less $$ = $5+ to $10 $$$ =$10+ to $15 $$$$ =More than $15 Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch) - - - SEATTLE, WA Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. 117 South Main Street in Pioneer Square. A guided tour of the Pioneer Square Historic District is available Sunday at 9:30 during the summer. Allow 2 hours minimum. Park and vistior center open daily 9-5; Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission free, Phone (206) 553-7220. Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way. Allow 1 hour 30 minutes minimum. Daily 10-7, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 10-5, rest of year. Admission $$, Phone (206) 386 4320. The Children's Museum, Allow 1 hour mimimum. Tuesday-Sunday 10-5; Closed January 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $, AE, DS, MC, VI. Phone (206) 441-1767. Pacific Science Center, Allow 3 hours minimum. Daily 10-6, mid-June through Labor Day; Monday-Friday 10-5, Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10-6, rest of year. Closed Thanksgiving. Admission $$, Phone (206) 443-2001. IMAX schedule phone (206) 443-4629. Space Needle, Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 7am-1am, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; 9am-midnight rest of year. Admission $$ free to restaurant patrons. AE, CB, DI, DS, MC, VI. Phone (206) 443-2100.

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