Seattle Kids Weekend Events: Mar. 18-20

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Spring is here, parents, and you’ll have lots of opportunities to get the kids outside to enjoy it this weekend. But before you do, check out the premiere of Bruce Well’s Beauty and the Beast. Danced by the Pacific Northwest Ballet School dancers, this hour-long performance has kids in mind. Not only does the narration make the story easy to follow, but the colorful costumes and familiar story (hint: it’s not the Disney version) keep kids glued to their seats from start to finish. Also on our radar: a high-energy comedy varieté show, a farming experience that goes back 100 years and a reason to spend Saturday in the park.


Saturday in the Park
SAM’s popular outdoor family programming is back at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Spend a fun-filled morning with your kids learning about art and the environment. Teaching artist Rachel Kotkin will lead families in an active park adventure followed by an art-making activity, focused on themes inspired by SAM’s latest exhibit Our Blue Planet that opens Friday, March 18. Sat. Event details.

Moisture Festival 2022
Back for its 17th year, the Moisture Festival is a high-energy comedy varieté show, featuring a rapid succession of comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity. Audiences will love the poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty that make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads in disbelief and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring real joy. A live band propels each performance, and thanks to the talented artists currently working in this genre, the shows are still fresh, exciting and tremendous fun for everyone. Mar. 17-Apr. 10. Event details.

Spring Kids Garden Event
Celebrate the first day of spring with the kids at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. How many signs of spring can your kids find at this new event? The day features a self-guided activity in the lower garden and a craft kids can take home (limit one kit per child, please, while supplies last). As you make your plan, consider visiting in the afternoon to help reduce crowding, and consider walking, biking or carpooling to help with parking. Sat. & Sun. Event details.



Winnie the Pooh
Storybook Theatre is back with another family-friendly performance you won’t want to miss. Everyone’s favorite lovable bear, Winnie the Pooh, and his friends from the Hundred Acre Woods will explore, experience and exclaim the importance of friendship and working together in the play. It’ll get kids thinking about important friendship questions and give them a chance to see a live production, too. Tickets required. Mar. 19 & 20, Apr. 23 & 24, May 7 & 8. Event details.

Adventures in Pioneer Farming
Enjoy a spring afternoon immersed in farm life. Spend time with the Kelsey Creek animals and learn about pioneer farming in the historic log cabin that was built in 1888. Activities for kids will include learning how to grind wheat into flour, feeding lunch to the farm animals and working with real wool from the farm’s sheep. Children will have fun experiencing what life was like a hundred years ago. Tickets required. Sun. Event details.

Rails to Sails Train Show
Head south the Foss Waterway Seaport to enjoy this show that pairs model trains with maritime vessels. Whether you love trains or boats, you’ll love watching these models make their way through intricate environments with the push of a button. Kids will enjoy finding scavenger hunt items on the modules set out around the museum. And train enthusiasts can hop from booth to booth to find out more about local railroad organizations. All aboard for this one! Tickets required. Mar. 17-20. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe


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