Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

National Astronomy Day: Astronomy Day on April 21 is a worldwide event observed each spring — and again in the fall. The Everett Astronomical Society will be at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett, in the second floor training room. Society members will drop in from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help families explore all aspects of the cosmos. Call 425-257-8250.

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: The Thumb hosts Crackpot Comedy Cavalcade 7:30 p.m. May 5 at the theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. This show has a “Calvacade De Mayo” theme. Interactive, family-friendly sketches and improv. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. More at

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show: The Everett Rock & Gem Club will host its 65th annual gem, jewelry and mineral show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 at Everett Community College’s Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St., Everett. More at

Tall Ships at Port of Everett: May 25-30, south guest dock 1, Climb aboard the Lady Washington or the Hawaiian Chieftain. More at

Tankfest Northwest: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. SW, Everett; 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.


Imagine Children’s Museum: 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 or 425-258-1006.

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. Upcoming Teen Nights are April 19 and May 10. Go to to learn more.

Gene Nastri School: 8616 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425-789-1097; Music and art classes for adults and kids. More at

Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at

Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has current exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, the Seattle Seahawks, horror films and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More at Featured is the Jim Henson Exhibition — Imagination Unlimited.

MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. The It’s Raining Cats and Dogs exhibit, which runs through May 31, takes a closer look at the history of Puget Sound through the stories of cats and dogs. More information is available at

Hibulb Cultural Center: 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; The exhibit “Tulalip Indian Fair” chronicles the fair, which was held annually from 1915-1927. These agricultural fairs were another way that the federal government tried to assimilate regional tribes, with the goal of training people to be farmers — replacing the traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle. During these fair years, Tulalip people emphasized their Native handicrafts.

Western Heritage Center: 14405 179th Ave. SE, Building 611 on the fairgrounds, Monroe. Explore one of the most comprehensive museums of mining, logging, agriculture and early life in the Pacific Northwest. Call 425-232-3493. More at

Burke Museum: The museum is at the corner of NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE in Seattle. Great exhibits about natural history and culture. More at

Pacific Science Center: Celebrate Earth Day all week at the center, at 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle. See Earth-centric exhibits through April 22. More information is at Or call 800-664-8775.


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.

The Reptile Zoo: 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www.thereptile

Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N. More at Visit baby gorilla Yola and her family when it’s lunchtime at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $9.95 for teens and adults, $7.95 for children and free for toddlers. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6.

Seattle Aquarium: Mother’s Day is May 13 at the aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Celebrate moms of all types, animal and human. A special members-only gift for moms. Free parking available with voucher. For a schedule of activities, go to


High Trek Adventures: An aerial ropes course and zip lines at Paine Field Community Park, 11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett. Three levels of difficulty with 60 different obstacles. Longest zip line travels 250 feet. For ages 4 and up. More at www.high

Whale watching: Island Adventures three-hour tours depart from Everett between March and May. Tickets are $69 for adults and $49 for children. Discounts are available for seniors, military and students. Tours also leave from La Conner, Anacortes and Port Angeles throughout the whale-watching season. More at

Summit Everett: The climbing gym at 2820 Rucker Ave. features top rope climbing, auto belay and bouldering. 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

Northwest Stream Center: 600 128th St. SE in McCollum County Park, Everett. Activities and clubs for kids. More at

Canopy Tours Northwest Zipline Adventures: Learn more about this zipline outing through the woods on Camano Island by visiting Or call 360-387-5807.

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