Children’s Museum

Belltown & Seattle Center

In the basement of the Seattle Center Armory near the monorail stop, the Children’s Museum is old-school entertainment and a good bet if you want to tear your offspring away from iPads and redirect them toward Lego, fort building and pretending to be a checkout operator. For some it's a little dated; others find it charming and endearing. Best for kids under seven.

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