Feb. 8, 2016 at 8:00am

Meet Young Supporters of Our Good to Grow Community Campaign

G2G coin jar

One of the most fun aspects of our Good to Grow Community Campaign has been the involvement of area youngsters.  In December, kids at the museum created coin collection jars that they could fill up and return to KidsQuest where they would receive a sticker and certificate for their participation in our campaign.  Other kids have been invited to create their own collection jars and bring them to us.  Many of these kids have outgrown programming here but have fond memories of KidsQuest from way back when they were museum visitors – you know, 4 or 5 years ago. You’re invited to join these philanthropic kids and participate in our Good to Grow campaign that is making it possible for us to grow the museum and relocate to a larger, permanent facility in downtown Bellevue this fall.


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Feb. 1, 2016 at 8:00am

KidsQuest Loves our Members!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with KidsQuest and our member families!

KidsQuest Children's Museum is a non-profit that is made possible by support from our members and community. Membership plays an essential role in the sustainability of museum. Member families visit us often (sometimes weekly), attend our special events and programs, and even donate to further support the museum! Each year the museum staff feels it is important to show just how much we love our members, so what better way to do that than to throw a party!

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Jan. 25, 2016 at 8:00am

Simple Steps to Develop Strong Social Skills

Information from Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

Seeing a child learn is a great source of pride for many parents. Hearing numbers counted or letters identified shows intellectual growth and school readiness. Yet, some of the most important skills to learn before any child is ready for school, are social skills. The ability to interact with others, control emotions or desires, and clearly communicate, will better any child's educational journey. Here are some tips to help ensure your little one is experiencing healthy interactions that will lead to strong social skills. 


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Jan. 18, 2016 at 8:00am

Get Outdoors in NW Winter!

Grace Crowley, Outdoor Educator and Nanny

As the winter months approach and the sun begins to disappear as the rain steadily takes her place, we often find ourselves spending more time inside and behind screens. The Pacific Northwest is a haven for outdoor individuals and families and there’s no reason for that to change in the winter months. With a little planning and determination, you and your kids will have plenty to keep you busy throughout the year.

Winter family walk


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Jan. 11, 2016 at 8:00am

Embrace the Mess and Stimulate Creativity!

By Andi Koller, KidsQuest Museum Supervisor

I’ll admit that when I started working at KidsQuest, the unattended face paint station and shaving cream covered Art Wall seemed impossibly daunting.  How does the paint magically stay in that one gallery and how is it not constantly getting on everything? Well the truth is, painty hands travel fast around the museum and both galleries see their fair share of cleaning every day.  One key phrase has helped me overcome the panic associated with paint and kids- What is the worst thing that can happen?  Repeat it out loud, “What is the worst thing that can happen? It is just paint!”

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Jan. 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Get to Know an Artist!

Meet EssexDebs coming to KidsQuest for an Art-tastic Evening

Sculptors, musicians, and actors…oh my! The Pacific Northwest is home to a wide variety of talented artists and fantastic arts educational organizations. We’ve asked some of them to share the creativity at the annual An Art-Tastic Evening on January 27th at KidsQuest Children’s Museum!

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Dec. 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Help Your Child Learn About Philanthropy

Give Back

Philanthropy is a complex topic to explain to a child. In this season that is often focused on "getting," it may be the perfect time to broach the subject of giving. Teaching your child about philanthropic works can help increase self-awareness, encourage empathy and empower a sense of self-worth. 


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Dec. 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Seattle Children’s Research Study About Childhood Sleep

You're invited to participate in a Seattle Children’s Research Study About Childhood Sleep. Researchers at Seattle Children's want to learn more about the healthy development of children with sleep problems and find ways to help their families. To see if your family is eligible, visit http://www.shipstudy.org and complete the online survey. You may also call a member of the study team at 206-987-SHIP for more information.
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Dec. 14, 2015 at 8:00am

Volunteers at KidsQuest

By Nicole Frymier, KidsQuest Children’s Museum Educator

When I started my position as the On-Site volunteer manager, I had already been working as a museum educator for about nine months. In that time, I had already seen a lot of the positive impact that our volunteers have on our museum and programs, so I was excited to become more involved this fall.  I oversee our regular museum volunteers who help the organization in a variety of ways. 

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Dec. 7, 2015 at 8:00am

Holiday Gift Staff Picks!

KidsQuest's Museum Store has great holiday gifts!

Are you looking for some great gift ideas this holiday season? Check out these suggestions from the experts in learning and fun… the KidsQuest Children’s Museum staff! All of these fantastic toys are available in the KidsQuest ExploreStore. When you shop at the ExploreStore, your purchase supports exhibits, activities, and educational programs at KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Additionally, Museum members get 10% off of everything!


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