While we’re sure your weekend fun will include at least a few harmless April Fool’s pranks, we know you’ll also be on the prowl for citywide events to enjoy as a family. Count on Seattle to get you out and about. If you’re not tiptoeing through the tulips up in Skagit, new openings should be on the top of your list—no foolin’. We’ve got two and a slew of other things to do around Seattle this weekend. Here’s where to start.
Seattle Children’s Museum Re-Opens
It’s been a while… after two long years, the Seattle Children’s Museum is opening its doors to families again this weekend, and we can’t wait to play. With new and refreshed exhibits, families will find plenty to do, whether they’re climbing through the whale at Discovery Bay, summiting the top of the mountain or shopping at the market. You’ll need tickets to get in on this long-awaited playdate with all your friends. Tickets required. Sat. Event details.
It’s time to fire up your engines as the most action-packed motorsports experience in the world roars back into Seattle for an adrenaline-charged event at Lumen Field. Families are getting revved up to see their favorite trucks for the first time since 2019. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. The popular Monster Jam Pit Party fan experience will return to Seattle too. It’s a chance for fans to see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun. Tickets required. Sat. Event details.
Go on an ArtVenture
Head to the Henry Ar Museum to explore and imagine how liberation looks and feels. You’ll join dance artist Cheryl Delostrinos for this intergenerational movement workshop in conversation with Donna Huanca: Magma Slit. Delostrinos will guide participants in a celebration of the beautiful shapes, woven complexities and hardworking vessels of our bodies. Through a series of experiments in movement and mirroring inspired by Huanca’s work, dancers will reflect upon where we see liberation in the world and in our communities and consider how we can support others in their liberation, as well as allow others to support us in ours. No dance experience is required. Sun. Event details.
Beat the Bunny 5K
Hop on over to everyone’s favorite spring race in Redmond. The annual Beat the Bunny 5K race, a fun, family-friendly event, is back for 2022. Whether you plan to run, walk, hop or beat the bunny (we hear he’s fast!), you’ll earn a prize for your efforts. The free kids’ dash before the race is something your little bunnies will love. Sat. Event details.
Juanita Bay Park Tour
Eastside Audubon Society’s volunteer Park Rangers are inviting folks to join them on an interpretive tour of Juanita Bay Park. The 110-acre park is home to songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, amphibians, turtles, beavers and other small mammals, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to see wildlife being wild. The tour starts in the parking lot, rain or shine. Bring binoculars if you have them. Sun. Event details
The New Nature Play Garden Opens
There’s a new playground in town, and although it isn’t on the Eastside, it’s definitely worth a look for families with toddlers. Designed for kids age 3-5, the Little Explorers Nature Play Garden is an immersive playspace, aimed at helping kids cultivate a sense of belonging and excitement for nature, along with an appreciation for plants, pollinators and other small creatures. They can crawl, balance, investigate and explore their way through the day here. Fri.-Sun. Event details.