“Plastics Unwrapped”: The Burke Museum explores the impact of plastics on people and the planet, from life before plastics to the effects of plastics on our health and the environment today; opens at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 and runs through May 27 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs: The exhibition features more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed — a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh; through Jan. 6 at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org
“Willie Wonka Junior”: The Roald Dahl story of the genius candy maker who is looking for an heir and finds instead four horrible little children and one delightful Charlie Bucket: opens 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Whidbey Children’s Theater, 222 Anthes Ave., Langley; weekend performances through Dec. 22. Tickets are $8, $10 and $12. Call 306-221-2282 or go to www.whidbeychildrenstheater.org/.
“The Wizard of Oz”: Meet the Munchkins, Glinda the Good Witch, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion in the merry old land of Oz; because flying monkeys might be scary, the production is recommended for ages 5 and up; at various times through Jan. 6 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. Tickets start at $29. Call 206-441.3322 or visit www.sct.org. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206- 859-4054.