Tankfest Northwest: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25 at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. SW, Everett; www.flyingheritage.com. Free parking and shuttle service at 9819 Airport Road, Everett. Tanks, military vehicles and artillery weapons with driving and firing demonstrations of tanks and artillery, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, tug-o-war, educational speaker, food trucks.
Arlington Memorial Day Parade: 10 a.m. May 27 on Olympic Avenue, downtown Arlington; www.arlingtonwa.gov. Sponsored by Arlington American Legion Post 76.
Edmonds Memorial Day: 11 a.m. May 27, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 820 15th St. SW; 425-771-4741; www.edmondswa.gov. Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments served. Emphasis on those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, with a public unveiling of new monument.
Mill Creek Memorial Day: Ceremony is 9 to 11 a.m. May 27, Veterans Monument, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway; parade is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. between 15024 Main St. and City Hall. More at www.cityofmillcreek.com.
Experience virtual reality: Interactive virtual reality demonstrations will be held at the Everett Public Library, at 2702 Hoyt Ave., Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in May and June. Free. Try out a 15-minute session on either an Oculus Rift or Oculus Go headset from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be at least 13 years of age. Children must have a signed parental consent form. Call 425-257-8000 or visit www.epls.org/VR for more information.
Chief Seattle’s story: Duwamish historian David Buerge spent more than 20 years unraveling Chief Seattle’s story. Buerge will talk about his findings in a free event at 2 p.m. June 1 in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. Chief Seattle was a warrior, an orator, a benefactor and a visionary who helped found the city that bears his name. For more information, call 425-257-8000 or visit www.epls.org.
GO SEE DO
High Trek Adventures: Ride an aerial ropes course and zip lines at Paine Field Community Park, 11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett. There are three levels of difficulty, with 60 different obstacles. The longest zip line travels 250 feet. It’s for ages 4 and up. More at www.hightrekeverett.com.
Summit Everett: The climbing gym at 2820 Rucker Ave. features top rope climbing, auto belay and bouldering. It’s open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. More at www.summiteverett.com.
Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.
Northwest Stream Center: Want to see trout and crawfish? How about strolling in solitude on an elevated nature trail above a deep forest floor and surrounding wetlands next to a salmon stream? Visit the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Last admission is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 students, $7 adults and $6 seniors. Free to members and children 4 and younger. Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. The Schack hosts Teen Nights, free monthly events where teens learn new art techniques while creating up to four art projects from 6 to 8 p.m. Upcoming Teen Night on May 23. Schack classes include drawing, printmaking, basketry, jewelry and metalsmithing, encaustic painting, fused glass and blown glass. Go to www.schack.org to learn more.
Imagine Children’s Museum: Hands-on exhibits for kids 1-12, plus a water-play area and a rooftop playground. 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 are free admission nights. Play indoors from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost. More at www.imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006.
Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, horror films and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More at www.mopop.org.
MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. Through June 2 featured is “Tinker Tower,” a space for young children to innovate through play. The exhibit allows children the opportunity to solve problems and practice independent thinking. More at www.mohai.org.
Hibulb Cultural Center: The interactive displays introduce you to the legacy of the Tulalip people by giving you a historic perspective of the bands that make up the Tulalip Tribes. These stories are told in Lushootseed and English. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Free first Thursdays until 8 p.m.; 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; www.hibulbculturalcenter.org.
ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
Outback Kangaroo Farm: 10030 Highway 530, east of Arlington. Take a tour of the farm to see kangaroos, alpacas, flying squirrels, peacocks, wallaroos and more. Call 360-403-7474. More at www.outbackkangaroofarm.com.
The Reptile Zoo: The zoo is at 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www.thereptilezoo.org.
Seattle Aquarium: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle. Family Science Weekend is May 25-27. Uncover the hidden microscopic world of plankton, learn about the aquarium’s coral propagation program, discover the science of mammal care, and the art of diving. More at www.seattleaquarium.org.
Woodland Park Zoo: 9:30 a.m. June 8 is Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day. Learn about the survival of bears, wolves, turtles, raptors and other wildlife in the Pacific Northwest and what these animals need to survive in the wild, how to help keep them safe and how to coexist. Admission is $14.95 for teens and adults, $11.95 for children and free for toddlers. The zoo is at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6. Call 206-548-2500. More at www.zoo.org.
FAST & COOL
Angel of the Winds Community Ice Rink: Skate on an NHL regulation ice sheet. Cheap skate times are 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Sunday, and open to skaters of all skill levels and interests. Group rates and punch cards available. Military discount is $1 off admission price. The ice rink is adjacent to the main Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. Call 425-322-2653 or go to www.angelofthewindsarena.com.
Lynnwood Ice Center: Public ice skating sessions are offered at various times seven days a week at the ice skating rink, 19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-640-9999. More at lynnwoodicecenter.com.
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