Let's start with the Seattle Public Library and their Summer of Learning program, Wild Science.
Here's how to take part:
- Pick up a Wild Science Activity Booklet from your library branch or download and print out the activities and complete as many activities as you can.
- Fill out the survey for kids (age 6 - 11) or the survey for early learners (ages birth - 5)
- Bring the survey to your local branch between Aug. 1 and Sept. 10 to receive two free tickets (while supplies last) to the zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13.
- Attend free classes all summer long. Note: some classes require preregistration.
Take our survey and win two tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo!
Survey for free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo.
Wild Science for teens
Digital photography, naturalist activities, making a video game
June is LGBTQ Pride month and the Library will be hosting special story times for families.
We will also be joining in the celebration at Pridefest Family Day at Cal Anderson Park on Saturday, June 27th! The Seattle Public Library will be at the park with Summer Learning activities, LGBTQ book recommendations for children, teens and adults, Books on Bikes and a zine workshop for teens. Come check it out and help us celebrate families!
Other library activities calendar
Library card and museums
The Museum Pass allows you to use your Seattle Public Library card to reserve and print out an admission pass to participating Seattle museums at no charge.
How to reserve a pass You can reserve a Museum Pass either by venue or date. New passes are made available each evening at 9 p.m.
Reserve a Pass By Venue:
Reserve a Pass By Date:
Have you gone to the Olympic Sculpture Park in the summer? Free music, great views, food trucks and activities for the kids.
From Red Tricycle
Cool off a one of Seattle’s many wading pools or spray parks (as long as the forecast calls for 70 degrees or above). Check the updated schedule.
Grab your blankets and movie snacks—summer in the city means an array of family screenings under the stars.
Take advantage of free entrance to our state’s national parks and go exploring with the fam.
Got a crew of early risers? Mix up your early morning routine by checking out these local adventures that open early.
Don’t feel like cooking? Kids can dine for FREE every night of the week at several Seattle-area restaurants.
Have you seen the new playground at Seattle Center? Looks pretty good.
A 35-foot Climbing Tower, recommended for children ages 5 to 12, joins an inviting Labyrinth with a Rebus at its center, human-powered ADA-accessible Carousel, child-inspired musical instruments, listening stations, sound swings, play mounds and "story lines" to offer child-friendly FUN in keeping with the mission and purpose of Seattle Center.