Sep. 13, 2013 at 8:36am

A SuperClean Update!

KidsQuest’s staff has been working hard this week cleaning and updating the museum for our annual SuperClean. While we’ve certainly missed all of our visitors, we’ve been having a lot of fun tearing apart the museum, fixing up some visitor favorites, and installing brand new exhibits!


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Mar. 18, 2013 at 2:22pm

What is a kid kit?

A kid kit is a staff led activity designed to increase staff and visitor engagement. These fun and educational activities allow our staff to explore a wide variety of important early learning concepts while using interesting tools and materials (and having a really good time).

KidsQuest staff tries to do at least three kid kits every day because we love getting the opportunity to interact with our visitors in fun and educational ways. 
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Jun. 6, 2012 at 11:25am

Preparing for a visit to KidsQuest

You want to get out of the house. Why come to KidsQuest?  
KidsQuest is about play. Studies in early childhood development over the past decade show that through play children develop creativity and social and emotional skills — not to mention healthy bodies and an active style of living. Play builds self confidence, develops problem solving abilities and lets children take ownership of their worlds.

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May. 25, 2012 at 8:32am

Discover the Real Live Animals of KidsQuest!

Come ponder what's behind the glass during pond month!

KidsQuest is more than just water drums, pirate adventures, and creating your own Kapla block structure - we have live exhibits too! While exploring the Museum, keep your eyes open for Teeter and Totter, Fred and Frank, Isaac Newton, and our school of cichlids.
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Apr. 11, 2012 at 9:25am

Why I Love NanoDays

An expert tells us what exactly is so great about nanotechnology (and KidsQuest!)

Children are often told they are too small to do or understand things, but children have an amazing power: they can show adults a different way of viewing the world. Nanoscience, the science of the small, is changing the way scientists and engineers view the world too. At this scale, the materials we see and use every day have vastly different properties. They can change color, become water resistant, or conduct electricity. Nanotechnology utilizes these new properties to create new products and improve materials we use every day like computers, electronics, medicine, cosmetics, and clothing.
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Jun. 27, 2011 at 11:54am

The New Waterways Table is Here!

We are so excited to announce the opening of our new Waterways Contraption Table. Waterways is an exhibit where kids use the power of water to make music, puzzle together pipe systems, and splash around using a variety of water toys. Children are given the opportunity to explore their curiosity about water behavior, basic engineering, mechanics and observation through play and interaction.
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Jun. 24, 2011 at 1:14pm

It's Always Sunny at KidsQuest

It's finally summer!

Summer is special here at KidsQuest, and a time when we get to do all sorts of things at the museum that we don't do during the school year. Here are some highlights:

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Apr. 5, 2011 at 9:14am

Bank on It!

Make teaching your kids about money easy!

Children’s spending power is on the increase each year, yet they lack guidance on what to do with that money. According to Jump$tart Coalition, just 26% of parents feel prepared to teach their kids about personal finances. KeyBank Foundation wants to ensure that number rises in the coming years and are showing their support for educating children about managing money responsibly by sponsoring our Financial Literacy Initiative.
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Sep. 20, 2010 at 3:59pm

Member-Only Sneak Preview!

Shiny floors. A bigger home for Teeter and Totter (the KQCM turtles, for you novices out there). Tons of new ways to explore, play and learn with your child.

Welcome to the Member Sneak Preview!

Today we ushered in the new school year and our brand new exhibits with a member-only sneak peek of the post-SuperClean Museum. The floor was a flurry of excitement as kids hammered away in Construction Zone, a new exhibit where kids can hone their building skills and play around at our dump truck excavation table. Hard hats included!


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Sep. 14, 2009 at 3:57pm

KidsQuest's SuperClean!

We've been SUPERCLEANED! Each year KidsQuest closes for a week in September to install new exhibit components, paint and give the Museum a deep clean. It is always a long and challenging week, but the staff and our awesome helpers did an amazing job to get everything done.


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Aug. 20, 2009 at 11:15am

From the Desk of Rob Nohle, M.D.

Group Health Cooperative Chief of Pediatrics and KQ Board Member

As we head into a new school year we wanted to touch on germs, cleanliness and what we do to keep KidsQuest clean for our visitors. Here is an excerpt, written by Dr. Rob Nohle, from our Winter 2008 newsletter:
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Aug. 11, 2009 at 8:55am

Exhibits 101: All Things Water FAQ's

With all the water finally here to give our lawns some much needed attention we thought we'd continue the conversation on our Waterways exhibits with some FAQ's. We love getting and answering questions about how the exhibits at KidsQuest work, so here are just a few that we frequently receive about Waterways.
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Aug. 10, 2009 at 11:28am

Exhibits 101: All Things Water

The best children's museums reflect their environment so when KidsQuest was being designed it was very important to have a strong water component. Not only is water an important part of living in the Pacific Northwest, but water play is an important part of a child's development.
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