May. 23, 2016 at 8:00am

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

Take a Hard Hat Tour!

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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May. 16, 2016 at 8:00am

When Washington Gives You Rain, Make Rainbows!

Rainbow themed activities to try at home

Spring is a rain time of year, especially in the northwest, KidsQuest Children's Museum always find a way to make it fun! Here are some simple ideas for rainbow themed activities to try at home! 

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May. 9, 2016 at 8:00am

KidsQuest is here for you this summer!

By Jenn Boesenberg Museum Educator

KidsQuest Children’s Museum made the big announcement last week that we will close our current museum space on November 27, 2016 and open at our future location on January 12, 2017. Until then KidsQuest will have awesome activities at our current location all through the summer and fall. Plus, KidsQuest is doing a ton of outreach around King County this summer. 

Did you know that KidsQuest Children's Museum puts on hundreds of outreach events year round? This summer I will be leading many different programs that you can visit, as well as going into preschools and summer camps to enhance students' learning. It is very exciting to complete KidsQuest activities in new places - possibly even in the sun! While you may not be able to see us at your camp or school this summer, there are many places to see KidsQuest this summer other than at the museum. 

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May. 2, 2016 at 8:00am

Robots that Play Ball!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a robot? A local group of students has done just that!


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Apr. 25, 2016 at 8:00am

Five Tricks of the Trade: Storytime

by Heather Paul

Every Tuesday afternoon, I turn into a rainbow.

I enter the restroom at work in my professional attire, and exit a few minutes later in a rainbow tie-dye tunic and shawl. A goofy headband with springy pink, green, and orange bopper tubes, and a large tie-dye backpack complete the ensemble. A child who recognized me in my costume on my way to KidsQuest called out, “Look Mom! It’s the Storytime Lady.” 


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Apr. 18, 2016 at 8:00am

Puppet Play

By Penny Walter, M.A. Education, Penny's Puppet Productions

Puppets have been part of human history since the first caveman acted out his morning hunt with two rocks. A puppet is an inanimate object animated; it is as simple as that.  Puppets are a part of every culture. They teach social and emotional skills while telling stories and entertaining. 


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Apr. 11, 2016 at 8:00am

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

Get a peek at the exhibits being built!

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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Apr. 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Building early brain development? There’s an app for that.

By Devon Love, Public Health, Seattle & King County

What do you get when you cross technology with brain science? One really cool concept for building strong, healthy minds. This concept – part app, part tool, part resource and part initiative – is called Vroom

The Vroom App 

In a nutshell, Vroom’s mobile app is designed to give parents and caregivers suggestions for activities that will help them interact with their little ones in ways that foster brain development. The tips in the app are curated for tots at every stage in the critical brain development period, from newborns to five-year-olds. For each tip, the user also gets some insight as to why the task helps the brain grow. 

Vroom App

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Mar. 28, 2016 at 8:00am

Tri-Museum Early Learning Collaborative Caregiver Survey

Join the Conversation

There’s always lots of exciting things happening at KidsQuest Children’s Museum! Some of them (new programs, exhibits, or our exciting relocation project) are very visible to the public. However, there’s also a lot happening behind the scenes that our patrons don’t always get to know about. For example, KidsQuest is currently part of the Tri-Museum Early Learning Collaborative. 


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Mar. 21, 2016 at 8:00am

Baby Scientists: Building Your Child’s STEM Skills Through Play

Amelia Bachleda, Outreach and Education Specialist with Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at University of Washington

You’ve arrived, suddenly, on an alien planet. Everything is different. Every creature is strange and fantastic. How do you puzzle out the rules of this new planet, or begin to understand its languages and customs?

If you are anything like a human infant, you will watch your new habitat with care as you try to take it all in. You will keep track of different events that you see, looking for patterns and rules. You may even try to engage with the creatures around you, by looking, pointing, and making new sounds.


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