The 11th Annual Great Northwest Glass Quest is scheduled Feb. 14-23 in the Stanwood area. Questers who find clue balls are rewarded with blown glass floats by Mark and Marcus Ellinger. (Glass Quest Studio)

The 11th Annual Great Northwest Glass Quest is scheduled Feb. 14-23 in the Stanwood area. Questers who find clue balls are rewarded with blown glass floats by Mark and Marcus Ellinger. (Glass Quest Studio)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Virtual Reality at the Library: From 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday through March 28, Evergreen Branch Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. The library will be offering free virtual reality demonstrations for adults and teens ages 14 and older. Try out the VR headsets, on loan from the Washington State Library. Call 425-257-8250 or go to www.epls.org/VR.

Great Northwest Glass Quest: The great treasure hunt on Camano Island and in Stanwood, which continues through Feb. 23, rewards successful explorers a trove of artist-made glass floats. Find a “clue ball” and turn it in for your prize. Father and son Mark and Marcus Ellinger make about 450 glass balls for the event. More at www. thegreatnwglassquest.com.

The Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival: This annual event, set for Feb. 22-23, focuses on migratory birds. See wintering trumpeter swans and snow geese in the Stanwood area, as well as on Fir Island near Conway. Sign up for birding classes, seminars and bus tours. More at www.snowgoosefest.org.

“All About Bears”: Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife officer Nick Jorg will give a presentation at 1 p.m. Feb. 29, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. His partners, Colter and Freyja, are Karelian bear dogs, whose job is to help resolve bear-people conflicts. There are an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 black bears in the state. The presentation will include information on bear habitat requirements and do’s and don’ts in bear country. Reservations are required; call 425-316-8592. Tickets are $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members and $7 for non-members. More at www.streamkeeper.org.

Chocolate-dipped Snohomish: The self-guided tour is noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 29. Taste all Snohomish has to offer as you sample your way though our local eateries and their chocolatey spin on the classic, along with a taste of some local bakeries and chocolatiers, all while shopping through the scenic Snohomish Historic District. Check in at from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Country Yarns, 119 Glen Ave., Snohomish. Tickets are $50 for two or $30 for one. More at www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org

“Hijacked to Cuba”: Art Krull, who served as a pilot for Delta Air Lines, will talk about his experience as a crewmember on a flight that was hijacked to Cuba in January 1980. The talk is at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field, 3407 109th St. SW, Everett. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for youth. Call 206-342-4242 or go to www. flyingheritage.org.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. Mark your calendar: Teen Nights are from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20, March 19, April 30 and May 21. Or sign up for Schack classes, which 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: The museum offers 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. The newest exhibit is “Minecraft: The Exhibition,” open through Sept. 7. 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 Aug. 31, for children 2–7 years old and their caregivers, “Kid-Struction Zone” helps young visitors learn through fun, hands-on interactions while stimulating curiosity and creativity. 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. In the main gallery is “The Power of Words: A History of Tulalip Literacy,” an exhibit featuring the works of seven Tulalip authors and the original Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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. During Octopus Week, through Feb. 23, learn about one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound — the giant Pacific octopus. Each day will feature hands-on activities for kids, octopus feedings and talks. More at www.seattleaquarium.org.

Woodland Park Zoo: Admission is adults (13-64) $15.50; child (3-12) $10.50; toddler (0-2) 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.

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.

FAST & COOL

Everett 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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