If you are into serious discovering, and I hope you do, because once you stop learning, there really is no need to continue existing, then there will be plenty of museums around about Seattle, Washington that will feed the mind while entertaining your family. The vast number of museums in this field makes it a very interesting place to visit. There are museums here that cover everything from the Klondike Gold Rush to Log Houses and many, many things between.
Additionally the pair museums mentioned above there are several interesting museums to visit while in Seattle. The first is the Museum of Flight. This is likely one of the museums that Seattle is most pleased with. It is consistently voted one of, if not the optimal of its kind in the country. Find the history of flight and even take a ride in a flight simulator or tour the original Air Force One. Irrespective your feelings about flying, I’m almost certain that someone in your group ( in particular when there are any boys) will see this museum to be of great interest.
The Northwest Railway Museum is another museum that is not just educational but also fun for the whole family as well. Visit the Depot, which has been fully restored to its originally splendor or take a ride on one of the trains. Whatever you fancy, your little guy’s (even your not so little guy’s) eyes will illuminate at the concept of riding the rails. The mission of this museum is to educate the public on the vital role that railroads have played in the growth of Washington State throughout history. I think they are attaining their goal quite nicely and am happy to be able to make more of the public aware of them and their mission.
The next museum that is a little from the ordinary and yet vastly interesting and educational is the Whale Museum. This is of particular interest if you are planning to do any whale watching although many people are visiting the fantastic city of Seattle. Whale watching is always a fantastic deal of fun and it is even more fun if you are armed with the knowledge that can be gleaned by spending a little time discovering about whales at the Whale Museum before you go any further your whale watching excursion.
The Odyssey Maritime Discovery Middle is another of the truly great museums that can be found in Seattle. This museum not just offers great resources and info about the maritime history that is so essential to Seattle these days but interactive displays that encourage children to learn and explore by doing. This is a great place to spend the day, but pay close attention to their hours for the day you are organizing to attend as this center has shorter weekday hours than most museums.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum is the only museum of its kind in the U.S. This museum is devoted to preserving and promoting Asian Pacific American culture, history, and art. This museum has a permanent exhibit that is prepared to remind us of the internment camps that were employed for Japanese American citizens during the Second World War. I feel like this, to a greater extent anything else is an essential reminder and worthwhile the visit and there are more exhibits that offer entertainment and education.
I hope that you will visit one or more of these great museums. I think you will be amazed to find how educational and fun they are actually for the complete family.