Family fun calendar

  • Tue Dec 31st, 2013 1:34pm
  • Life

THEATER

“James and the Giant Peach”: The Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a world-premiere musical based on Roald Dahl’s book through Jan. 12 at SCT’s Charlotte Martin Theatre. When James’ mean aunts make him chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that turns the peach into a flying machine. The play is recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $25 to $39 and may be purchased by calling 206-441-3322 or by visiting www.sct.org. The Children’s Theatre is at 201 Thomas St., Seattle.

“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”: The Village Theatre’s Pied Piper Program presents plays for young children. Kindergarteners through third-graders will delight in “Bear Hunt” at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Everett Civic Auditorium. The play is based on the story by Michael Rosen about kids and their dad tromping through woods and marshes on bear hunt. Tickets are $15 and available at villagetheatre.org/everett/Pied-Piper-Public.php. The Everett Civic Auditorium is at 2416 Colby Ave.

MUSIC

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: Musician Greg Deere, “Mr. Toe Tap,” shares songs and makes it easy to join in; 3 to 5 p.m. every second Sunday (Jan. 11). Learn new songs and bring copies of favorite songs to share and your favorite instrument. Suggested donation of $5 to $10; Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; thumbnailtheater.com.

EXHIBITS

“Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time”: Explore the Mesozoic Era (248 to 65 million years ago) through eight robotic dinosaurs that move and roar. Among the dinobots are the meat-eater Tyrannosaurus Rex, the “tyrant lizard king,” who was more than 50 feet long. Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; www.pacificsciencecenter.org. Admission is $18 general, $16 seniors, $13 for kids 6 to 15, $10 for children 3 to 5.

Western Heritage Center: An interactive museum of mining, logging, agriculture, transportation, construction and wildlife. Kids will be entertained by noisy machinery, including an 1880s-era drill press powered by giant belts tied to a waterwheel outside the building. This exhibit shows how creative people had to be to survive without TV and cell phones. Seed drills, drag saws, potato diggers, gas pumps, vintage John Deere tractors, and more showcase the history of Snohomish County. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Call 425-232-3493 for more information.

Imagine Children’s Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; phone 425-258-1006; special event schedule and more information is at imaginecm.org. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

CRAFTS

Kids ‘N’ Clay Pottery Studio: During wet-clay open hours, kids can get their hands dirty and experiment with wheel throwing, hand building and painting. Studio Hours: 10 a.m,. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at 19125 33rd Ave. W. Suite D, Lynnwood. Call 425-673-252 for information.