Winter in the Northwest

Activities for Kids & Families

Date & Time

November 26, 2021 through
January 31, 2022

This event is in the past.


Included with museum admission



4300 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, United States

Directions & Parking


Alcove activities are back! 

Starting November 26, families can once again enjoy books, toys, and crafts in our Experience Alcoves and Fieldcamp Playspace.  

Floor 2 Biology Alcove:

  • Let it snow! Check out past traditions shared by visitors and add your own to our winter forest scene. 
  • Spot a visiting snowy owl in our workroom and make your own 3D owl to take home.  
  • Search the forest for plants and animals to sort in our Coast Salish seasonal round! 

Floor 3 Paleontology Alcove:

  • Enter the Ice Age! Use stamps to create an Ice Age holiday card to give to a loved one. 
  • Ice Age-themed play table with mammoths, mastodons, sloths, and tigers!

Floor 3 Field Camp Playspace:

  • Gather around the fire! Cozy up at our dramatic play hearth where kids can create a traditional Coast Salish winter recipe using toys shaped like local northwest ingredients! 

Help keep Burke families safe by wearing your mask, maintaining 3 foot social distancing from kids outside your household, and washing or sanitizing your hands before and after handling shared materials.