3 Fun Things to do with toddlers in Seattle


Travel with a toddler can be daunting. On a road trip or in the air, just thinking of activities to keep them entertained is exhausting. Luckily, Seattle is such a kid friendly city with so much to see and do, the days seemingly plan themselves.

Here are 3 fantastic activities in Seattle that are captivating for young children:

Woodland Park Zoo

I’ve been to many zoos in my life, the infamous San Diego Zoo among them. Don’t get me wrong, the San Diego zoo is amazing but, it’s huge! For a toddler it can be overwhelming. The Woodland Park Zoo was just right. Not too big, a large enough variety of animals to be interesting and the enclosures where beautiful. We arrived at 930 when it opened and were finished by 1pm, walkingat a leisurely pace complete with lunch and potty breaks. For more information see The Woodland Park Zoo. Tickets start at $12.25 for children, $19.95 per adult. Children under 3 are free.

Pacific Science Center

There are a lot of interactive and educational activities here to keep your little one busy! Robotic dinosaurs, a butterfly garden, the planetarium and more! We happened to catch the Grossology' exhibit – hands on fun with the human body's most musical body parts. We're talking boogers, burps and farts - kid heaven. Although there is a toddler area 0-2 year olds, I think that 3 and up would be better suited to most of the activities here. For more information see The Pacific Science Center. Tickets start at $11.75 per child, $19.75 per adult for general admission. Children under 3 are free.

Seattle Children’s Museum

I’ve saved the best for last. The children’s museum was amazing! There are many interactive exhibits including 'Cog City' –  where your child can explore cause and effect and 'Discovery Bay', full of climbing and crawling structures. Our favorite was 'The Neighborhood' – a pretend play area with a kid-sized grocery store, cafe, optometrist and so much more. We had a blast dressing up and doing “grown-up” jobs. For more information see The Seattle Children's MuseumTickets start at $8.25 for both children and adults.

Have you been to Seattle with kids? What were some of the highlights of your trip? Share your suggestions and ideas below!


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