A bar-tailed godwit at Bottle Beach State Park, on the shore of Grays Harbor, perhaps blown off course on its migration from Alaska to New Zealand. Learn more about these migratory birds at the Puget Sound Bird Fest, Sept. 13-15, in Edmonds. (Tim Boyer)
                                A bar-tailed godwit photographed at Bottle Beach State Park on the Washington coast, perhaps blown off course on its migration from Alaska to New Zealand. (Tim Boyer)

A bar-tailed godwit at Bottle Beach State Park, on the shore of Grays Harbor, perhaps blown off course on its migration from Alaska to New Zealand. Learn more about these migratory birds at the Puget Sound Bird Fest, Sept. 13-15, in Edmonds. (Tim Boyer) A bar-tailed godwit photographed at Bottle Beach State Park on the Washington coast, perhaps blown off course on its migration from Alaska to New Zealand. (Tim Boyer)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Puget Sound Bird Fest: Sept. 13-15 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.; 425-771-0227. Guided field trips to other sites. Free general admission. Opening reception 7 p.m. Friday at Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St. More at www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org.

Touch-A-Truck: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh St. NE Marysville. Exhibition of trucks, fire engines and police vehicles; horns and sirens from 10 a.m. to noon. More at: marysvillewa.gov/674/Touch-A-Truck.

Northwest Viking Festival: Offered by Norse by Northwest, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Sauk-Suiattle grounds, 5318 Chief Brown Lane, Darrington. Sword fighting, weaving and other Viking skills demonstrated. More at: norsebynorthwest.org/northwest-viking-fest

Pioneer Day: The event is 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington. Try out an old-fashioned water pump, toys, butter churner, wool-spinning. More at www.stillymuseum.org.

Snohomish Tweed Ride: Fancy a cycle along the Centennial Trail while sporting your finest? No modern garb allowed. Meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at the historic Machias Depot, 1626 Virginia St., for tea and sweets (bring your own cup) photo ops and a treasure hunt. Prizes go to the most dapper and dandily dressed ladies and gents on bicycles. More at www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.

Community Airport Day: The festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Arlington Municipal Airport, 18204 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Free airplane rides, facepainting, helicopter tours, flight simulators, inflatables, tractor rides, ice cream, flyovers and more. More at www.arlingtonwa.gov.

Return of the Salmon Celebration: The festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Osprey Park, 801 First St., Sultan. Features riverside tours, drumming, cedar weaving, dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides and fish hatchery tour. Kids get to release a fish from the hatchery into the river. 5K run from Osprey to River park starts at 9 a.m. More at www.skyvalleychamber.com.

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. Cedar River Salmon Journey, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Ballard Locks. See the salmon migration and learn about the epic journey that takes place every year as salmon swim from the ocean, through the Ballard Locks, into Lake Washington, and up the river to spawn. The Cedar River hosts Chinook, sockeye and coho salmon among other fish species. More at www.seattleaquarium.org.

Woodland Park Zoo: Meet Hasani, the baby giraffe born on May 2. Hasani (hah-SAW-nee), which means “handsome” in Swahili, was the name of the baby’s paternal grandfather. Admission through Sept. 30 is adults (13 to 64) $22.95; children (3 to 12) $13.95; and toddlers up to 2 years old free. 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.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. 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. See “Seattle Style: Fashion/Function” through Oct. 14. The exhibit, focused on what Seattleites wear, reveals the city’s sartorial spirit — past and present. 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. Currently in the main gallery is “Interwoven History: Coast Salish Wool.” 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.

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 https://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.

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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