Jan. 16, 2017 at 8:00am

Favorite Things at the New Museum!

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

KidsQuest is so excited to open the new location in Downtown Bellevue! It is a stand-alone building, with twice as much exhibit space as the Factoria location, and lots of windows and natural light. It is filled with nearly all new exhibits and has an outdoor gallery too! Below are some fun new details about the new museum.

NewKQ Little Details

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Dec. 27, 2016 at 8:00am

See the Exhibits Being Installed

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

Here is your chance to join us on a hard hat tour and see the exhibits being installed all around the new museum! 

G2G Tour Dec

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Dec. 5, 2016 at 8:00am

KidsQuest is Moving!

KQ Move

KidsQuest closed our doors in Factoria Mall at the end of November, but the museum has been very busy each day. Tons of workers and staff are lending a hand to help pack, clean, and move, everything out of this space.

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Oct. 24, 2016 at 8:00am

KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s New Building to Open in January 2017

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s new building in downtown Bellevue will open its doors in January 2017 at 1116 108th Ave NE. Construction is currently underway to finish all of our amazing new exhibits. 

New exhibits will include:

G2G 80 Days

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Sep. 26, 2016 at 8:00am

Splish, Splash

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

Waterways is a beloved exhibit at KidsQuest Children's Museum, and we are thrilled to be offering an all new Water Gallery in our future home! This Good to Grow update is a chance to learn about what elements our members insist we keep, and get insight into what changes we're making. Plus, check out these never before seen photos of kids testing the future exhibits!

G2G Water

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Jul. 25, 2016 at 8:00am

The Paccar Truck Moves into the Future Museum

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

The KidsQuest team is excited to share new cutting-edge exhibits that will welcome and engage every visitor at the new museum. A beloved element of the current museum is the Paccar Truck. As different as our future museum is going to be, we heard our members when they said, "It would not be KidsQuest without a truck." So our future museum will feature a brand new Paccar Truck in the fantastic On The Go Gallary.   

New Truck Blog

The new Paccar truck was first delivered to the current Factoria Museum. The staff had a blast exploring the new truck bed and honking the horn.

New Truck Blog

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May. 23, 2016 at 8:00am

Take a Hard Hat Tour!

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

Construction is underway at the future location in downtown Bellevue. Every day progress is made towards completing this amazing state of the art museum. KidsQuest was able to visit this week, once the construction team had finished for the day. The tour showed that the museum space is starting to take shape, and we wanted to share! Check out what the rooms look like right now and learn about our plans for the space. 

G2G work
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Apr. 11, 2016 at 8:00am

Get a peek at the exhibits being built!

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

KidsQuest Children's Museum has been preparing to move to a new location for many years. The staff, trustees, and volunteers have now raised over $10 million with the help of foundations, organizations, government grants, and individual donors. While the Good to Grow Capital Campaign works to bring in the remaining funds needed to complete this project, our GLY Construction team has started work at the future location! 

G2G Front Door

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Nov. 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Get Involved in KidsQuest Good to Grow!

We Can't Do it Without You!

Good to Grow is raising funds to support KidsQuest's relocation from Factoria to downtown Bellevue in Fall 2016. KidsQuest is raising more than $12 million for the purchase and development of the former Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art.

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Feb. 6, 2015 at 2:56pm

Hands on History

Eastside Heritage Center provides hands-on history experiences as part of KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s $1 Third Thursdays every month from November through April. Make sure to also join us for our next few hands-on history programs, "The Log Cabin Experience" Thursday February 19th, and "Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future: Personal Time Capsules" on Thursday, March 19th. These programs are made possible through the support of 4Culture. 

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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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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. 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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