Tankfest Northwest: The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field hosts the annual day-long festival starting at 9 a.m. May 27 at 3407 109th St. SW. The event features military vehicles and cannons, remote-control tanks and more. Free shuttle parking at 9819 Airport Road. Tickets are free for preschoolers, veterans and active military, $7 for ages 6-17, $15 age 18 and up, family pass for two adults and two youth for $40.
Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival, June 9-11 at Legion Memorial Park, includes lots of activities for children and their families. For information, go to enjoyeverett.org.
Imagine Children’s Museum: Located at 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 are free admission nights. Play indoors from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost. More at imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006. For holders of Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, the museum admits four people for $3 each per card per visit.
Steel Magic Northwest: Hands-On Open House, 5 p.m. May 31, west wing of Edmonds Adventist Church, 8625 196th St. SW. For young people in grades 4-12 interested in playing steel drums and pans, especially in an orchestra setting. Free. More at www.steelmagicnorthwest.org.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. Go to www.schack.org to learn about classes for kids and teens.
The Reptile Zoo: 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. More information at www.thereptilezoo.org.
Western Heritage Center: 14405 179th Ave. SE, Building 611 on the fairgrounds, Monroe. More at www.westernheritagecenter.org.
Outback Kangaroo Farm: 10030 Highway 530, east of Arlington. More at www.outbackkangaroofarm.com.
Canopy Tours Northwest Zipline Adventures: Learn more about this zipline outing through the woods on Camano Island by visiting canopytoursnw.com. Or call 360-387-5807.
Hibulb Cultural Center: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Free first Thursdays until 8 p.m.; 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; www.hibulbculturalcenter.org. Vibrant Beauty: Colors of Our Collection is displayed until fall. The interactive exhibit allows visitors to explore how color has influenced Coast Salish people and how it is used today.
Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including: 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 www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.
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. through May 25 and then until 7 p.m. until Sept. 5. More at www.mopop.org. Featured is the new Jim Henson Exhibition — Imagination Unlimited.
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 www.burkemuseum.org.
Pacific Science Center: See the Terracotta Warriors from China through Sept. 4. The center is at 200 Second Ave. N. More information about these artifacts from China is at www.pacificsciencecenter.org/terracotta-warriors.
Woodland Park Zoo: Seattle’s zoo, at 5500 Phinney Ave N., is busy this spring. For information, go to www.zoo.org.
Seattle Aquarium: Likewise, the aquarium at 1483 Alaskan Way is a good place to take kids on a rainy day. More information is available at www.seattleaquarium.org.
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