A hummingbird wintering in Western Washington hovers over its feeder. Learn more about hummingbirds at the Northwest Stream Center tonight.

A hummingbird wintering in Western Washington hovers over its feeder. Learn more about hummingbirds at the Northwest Stream Center tonight.

Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond


Treasure hunt: The Great Northwest Glass Quest begins Feb. 12 and runs through Feb. 21. Each morning, plastic balls are placed in parks and at local businesses around Stanwood and Camano Island. Participants use the treasure map to track the location and then exchange the plastic balls for hand-blow glass balls. For details or to download the treasure map go to www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

Hummingbirds: See the film “First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. After the film you’ll get to see a real hummingbird nest and learn more about hummingbirds in our area. $3, register by calling 425-316-8592.

Build: Kids can learn DIY skills and tool safety and then build a Valentine’s Day mailbox to take home at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at the main branch of the Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt. For kids 5 to 12, must be accompanied by an adult. Limited to first 30 kids.

Dinosaurs: Learn about the habits, needs and characteristics of dinosaurs at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Mill Creek Library. Hear about how fossilization works. Kids will learn about paleontology while excavating fossils. For ages 6 to 11. Register in advance at http://sno-isle.org.

Tea: Enjoy Valentine’s Day tea with stories, activities and treats from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Snohomish Library. For ages 3 to 8. Register at http://sno-isle.org.

Candy: School-age kids can experiment with different candies and take home some Valentine’s Day slime at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Arlington Library. There will be a Mentos geyser.

Zoo: Animals at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle will get special, heart-shaped treats for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13. Get details at www.zoo.org.

Lunar New Year Celebration: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13, Hing Hay Park, Maynard Avenue South and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, with lion and dragon dances, drumming, martial arts, contests and games. Free.

Harlem Globetrotters: See basketball taken to the level of wizardry and art. The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Get a pre-show pass and go on court with the Globetrotters. Tickets are $26.50 to $131.50; http://xfinityarena.com.

Otters: See the film “Season of the Otters” at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The film shows otters during all four seasons in beautiful Yellowstone Lake. A short presentation on local otters will preceed the film. $3, reserve a spot by calling 425-316-8592.

Insects: Entomologist Don Ehlen will display more than 3,000 insect specimens from around the world at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Evergreen branch of the Everett Library, 9512 Evergreen Way. Kids ages 4 and older and their families can see butterflies, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, bees and more.

Outdoors: A new program at Yost Park, 9535 Bowdoin Way in Edmonds, encourages families to get outside together to enjoy games, crafts and exploration. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Two courses are coming up, plants and bugs on Feb. 20 and wildlife explorers on March 12. $11 per kid, with a discount for siblings. Get more info and register at Reczone.org or call 425-771-0230. Parents are free.

Snohomish Chocolate Walk: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12. Tickets now on sale. Bop from shop to shop, collecting treats along the way. Guests receive a passport, map and a bag to collect treats. Bonbons, cupcakes, lollipops and more. More at www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.


Mulan: Ludus Performing Arts presents Disney’s junior edition of the musical “Mulan” plays Jan. 29 to Feb. 13 at the Snohomish County PUD auditorium in Everett. For information and tickets, call 425-239-6627 or online at www.ludusyouththeatre.org.

Math: Kids can learn about math in a whole-body, interactive way at Pacific Science Center’s new exhibit, Math Moves. Included with admission to the science center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; www.pacificsciencecenter.org. Admission $11.75 to $19.75.

Music Musical storytime, Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center, 200 University St., Seattle. From Peter and the Wolf to Carnival of the Animals, kids explore classic musical stories through games, song and dance in this 30-minute class, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children can see, touch and play real instruments. Suggested donation is $10. More at www.seattlesymphony.org.


Imagine Children’s Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Each third Friday of the month is the museum’s Free Friday Night Live. Play indoors from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost. More at imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006. Free admission for military families Feb. 7.

Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. Go to www.schack.org to learn about classes for kids and teens.

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