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! 

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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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Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:00am

Memories at KidsQuest Children's Museum

Yesterday, KidsQuest Children's Museum closed our doors at Factoria Mall. We are very excited to be opening soon (early 2017!) in a new location (just 5 miles away). However, we wanted to take a second to look back at some of the many amazing moments that have happened here in the last decade. Thank you to all who played, explored, and learned with us. We can't wait to see you in our new home! 

Goodbye KQ
Families exploring the Backyard (and old Bird's Nest!)

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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:

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Oct. 10, 2016 at 8:00am

Everyone is Welcome at KidsQuest Children's Museum

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Access Program

KidsQuest strives to reflect and support the diverse needs of the community it serves. Many families in the Puget Sound region struggle to provide for their growing, developing children and KidsQuest serves as a safe, fun, and educational environment for those families. KidsQuest and the Community Access Program serve as an active part of community support efforts for families in need. It offers free programs, discounted admission, and scholarships to all children and families from the low-income and under-served areas of the greater Puget Sound region for increased high quality, information early education opportunities.


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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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Sep. 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Seahawks Season Kick Off Sale

Save $12 on a KidsQuest Children’s Museum Membership!

The space needle is getting ready to raise the 12 flag, skittle bags are flying off the shelves, and KidsQuest is offering a Seahawks Season Kick Off Sale! The Seahawks Season Kick Off Sale will start when the Seahawks face off against the Dolphins for the first game of the season on Sunday, September 11. The Seahawks Season Kick Off Sale runs until Sunday, September 25 when the Seahawks play the Raiders. The only questions is, are you in?

Seahawks Season Kick Off

I'm in! Receive a $12 discount on any level of membership purchased from 9/11-9/25 when buying a KidsQuest Children's Museum membership over the phone or in person. Just give the code 12Fan

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Aug. 22, 2016 at 8:00am

A New Skylight for the New Museum

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

When KidsQuest Children’s Museum bought the former Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, we loved the main skylight. However, as part of the building's original design, it was falling into disrepair. KidsQuest found that the most cost effective solution was to replace the skylight entirely. Here is the inside scoop on this process.

G2G Skylight

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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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Jul. 11, 2016 at 12:40pm

Summer Camp at KidsQuest Children's Museum

By Chauntae Kukowski, KidsQuest Museum Supervisor & Educator

Science Explorers Camps, for children ages 3-5, have just concluded for this summer! This year each of our camps focused on introducing different sciences to young children. We dug into Biology (plant and animal), Chemistry, Paleontology, Geology, and Physics in a variety of ways. While each day camp is packed with rich learning about our topics through exploration and play, the other learning experiences (often unexpected by parents) are improved social skills and greater Executive Function, both of which lead to Kindergarten readiness. 

2016 Camp

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Jun. 27, 2016 at 8:00am

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

See what has been done!

Each day the GLY Construction Crew arrives at KidsQuest Children's Museum's future home. The team is busy working on every room of the new museum. Enjoy this insider look at projects that have been done in the past few weeks.

The inside of the north wall is being built. This wall will become the backdrop to the museum climber and can be seen when you first enter the museum. 

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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. 

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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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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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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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Feb. 22, 2016 at 8:00am

7 Questions for choosing the right day camp for your child!

By Alison Luk, Associate Director of Education, KidsQuest Children's Museum

There’s still a chill in the air, but for many families, it’s time to start thinking about summer activities! If day camp is on the agenda for your family this summer, here are some questions to ask to help you find the perfect fit for your camper!


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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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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. 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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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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Oct. 5, 2015 at 8:00am

Growing & Learning at KidsQuest Children’s Museum

By Jenn Boesenberg, KidsQuest Guest Experience Coordinator and Museum Educator

What is my favorite part of working at a non-profit children’s museum?  I love seeing the growth of our visitors! Whether it is children that comes a few times a week, or a kid that is new to KidsQuest; watching them grow and evolve is my absolute favorite part of educating the next generation. 

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Sep. 14, 2015 at 8:00am


by John Ito, Director of Exhibits & Facilities at KidsQuest Children's Museum

Every year at the summer’s end when school is back in session we take an introspective look at who and what we are. The museum, that is. The living, breathing entity that is KidsQuest needs a spa treatment after being open almost every day since school got out. Some new adornment and content to entice our audience with new ideas for play are a necessity. New stuff and a step up is both the result of and a part of how we grow and learn. We owe it to ourselves and our visitors to push and evolve what is happening inside our walls.

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Aug. 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Community Award: KidsQuest Children’s Museum

KidsQuest Children’s Museum will receive a solar energy system for its new downtown Bellevue location in September!

The system is a donation from A&R Solar as part of the Solarize Bellevue campaign, which provides discounted community pricing to city residents on solar systems for their homes and businesses. A&R Solar’s installation crew will dress in superhero outfits to install the 16 solar panels on the steep metal roof of the museum. The public is welcome to drop by, take photos, and learn more about the museum and solar. We hope to see you at 108th Avenue NE and NE 12th Street.  The 4.5 kW solar energy system will serve as a powerful environmental teaching tool, and help offset the museum’s overall energy costs. 


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Jun. 29, 2015 at 8:00am

Learning the Sounds of Language

Language Development with I-Labs

This week we are wondering how young children learn a language. Turns out language learning starts before a baby is even born! From the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy, a baby can hear language. An infant’s exposure to their mother’s native language while in the womb allows them to identify their own “home” language right when they are born. 


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Jun. 15, 2015 at 9:04am

Bringing Back Music

By Nathalia Palis, IMF, MT-BC & Children's Recording Artist/Entertainer

Did you know that the sense of hearing starts to develop in the sixth week of pregnancy and by week twenty-four a fetus can turn their head to familiar sounds? All the while listening to a steady beating drum and humming of his/her mother’s voice. Maybe this is why I have always been so passionate about singing to my children and using music as a teaching device.


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May. 25, 2015 at 9:46am

Bringing the World to Children and Families

By Alison Luk, Associate Director of Education & ExploreStore Manage

Last week, five KidsQuest team members participated in the Association of Children’s Museum’s 2015 InterActivity conference in Indianapolis! The conference’s theme, Bringing the World to Children and Families, focused attention on what it means to be a children's museum in a time of increasing connectivity. The staff presented and attended educational sessions with almost 1,000 other children’s museum professionals. Presentations and workshops covered topics like pedagogy, early learning, the latest developmental research, events and programs, community engagement, and more. The team also had the opportunity to expand their skills in areas of museum operations including fundraising, financial management, exhibit design, outreach, staffing, and evaluation.  The conference was a wonderful opportunity for KidsQuest’s staff to share their knowledge and expertise and get lots of ideas about how they can help the museum serve our community in even better ways!

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Feb. 25, 2014 at 10:26am

Parent Resources: The Within Reach Program

Developmental screening is important for all kids. 1 in 6 kids has a developmental delay, and only 30% of those kids have delays detected through parent observations and regular checkups. 
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Jul. 26, 2013 at 9:20am

Do You Like Scavenger Hunts?

Here at KidsQuest, our mission is to create learning through the power of play and exploration, so we’re all about using scavenger hunts to teach important lessons. 
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Jun. 7, 2013 at 10:29am

Birthday Parties!

It’s my birthday today! (Really, it is!) I’ll be spending this birthday celebrating with a spunky 90 year old women who happens to share my birthday, my Grammy!
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May. 10, 2013 at 11:20am

Why GiveBig?

Your community needs you! Schools can't do it alone. Promote learning by supporting your neighborhood children's museum. 
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Mar. 28, 2013 at 2:29pm

New Summer Camps!

Quiz time!

Question: Which of the following people is most likely to conduct scientific experiments?
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Mar. 20, 2013 at 2:15pm

Dads Meet-Up: Cardboard Contraptions

Dads Meet-Up: Cardboard Contraptions series focuses on S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and fosters children’s imaginations, focusing them on problem solving and cooperative play. Children will also enhance their fine and gross motor skills. This class is beneficial in a child’s life because one-on-one time with a male figure will help their social and emotional development, while nurturing healthier relationships and ultimately helping your children become more compassionate individuals.
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Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:25am

A Child's Best Friend - Their Favorite Stuffed Buddy

Stuffed animals often provide children with a friend, co-conspirator, and secret-keeper extraordinaire. My own teddy bear still means a lot to me. Here is our favorite adventure together:
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Jan. 24, 2013 at 3:02pm

Become a KQ Volunteer

Throughout the museum, you can find adults exposing children to new experiences every day. Striving to teach empathy (taking turns), reinforcing cultural norms (tidying up after yourself), and supporting local non-profits (your entire visit!) are all important steps that caregivers can take to instill values in children. Just as our children learn from our examples, our young adults (or not-so-young-anymore-adults) learn from our nation’s leaders.
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Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:49am

Meet KidsQuest's New Director of Education & Exhibits!

Meet John Ito, KidsQuest's brand new Director of Education & Exhibits! In a very busy children's museum like KidsQuest, the Director of Education & Exhibits helps keep all the programs and exhibits in the museum up to date. Keep reading to learn more about him!
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Dec. 26, 2012 at 3:27pm

Importance of Early Learning Classes

KidsQuest's Early Learning Classes nurture the curious nature of your child and help build the early learning foundation vital to success in school and later in life.
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Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:39am

Meet KidsQuest's New Director of Advancement

Meet Shelley Saunders, KidsQuest's brand new Director of Advancement! In a nonprofit organization like KidsQuest, the Director of Advancement helps raise money to support the museum by procuring donations and grants. Keep reading to learn more about her! 
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Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:49am

Back to Basics: Why Everyday Activities are Awesome

We did some amazing experiments at least week's Science Explorers Camp. We made a giant volcano erupt, mixed up a chemical reaction to blast off a rocket, observed real animal pelts, and explored everything from pipettes to petri dishes. However, one of my eager campers reminded me that sometimes the simplest experiences can teach us the best science lessons.
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Apr. 20, 2012 at 9:33am

Why Volunteer at KidsQuest?

KidsQuest is lucky to have such an amazing team of volunteers. They come from all walks of life, but are here for the same reason – to help better themselves while enriching the lives of children in their community.

Our volunteers have a variety of interests and passions that can be applied during their time here at KidsQuest. Many of our volunteers excel in art, science, and math and wish to pursue careers in education, pediatrics, and non-profit development.

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Apr. 6, 2012 at 8:45am

Hands-on History: Eastside Farm Life

Bellevue as a farming community

One hundred years ago, the city we know as Bellevue was a farming community. There were a variety of crops grown including lettuce, squash, corn, strawberries, and even grapes. Spring was the beginning of the growing season as the days grew longer and warmer. It was also the time when baby chicks were hatched. Corn was dried and the kernels were removed and ground for feeding, as the chickens could not eat whole kernels.
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Mar. 20, 2012 at 1:59pm

10 Things To Do With Leftover Easter Eggs

Eggs aren’t just for hiding!

If having an egg hunt is one of the annual traditions at your house then you know what’s left over after the thrill of the hunt has waned…lots of plastic eggs. What do you do with all of those plastic ovoids? Use them for some fun science and art activities!
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Mar. 8, 2012 at 12:00pm

Dads Meet-Up

Finding a moms group can be hard...especially if you're a dad.

A father’s time and presence in their child’s life is very important to their emotional development. All studies agree children need ‘dad time’ which helps children develop healthier friendships and become more compassionate individuals throughout their lives. A good opportunity to spend some quality one on one time with your child is at bedtime, by recounting the day’s events or reading a book together. This is a great way to connect and deepen your relationship.
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Nov. 4, 2011 at 10:01am


Early Settler Life

Think you know your history?  What about the history of daily life for early Washington settlers - maybe not so much?  Luckily Eastside Heritage Center will be at KidsQuest tonight for some hands-on learning.  Read on to refresh your history knowledge and then join us tonight from 5-8pm!

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Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:02am

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers.

We often get questions about museum policies and procedures, both from our member surveys and in the museum’s comment box.  If you have something to say and leave your contact information along with the comment, be assured that we will get back to you. And if you have a question or concern during your visit, please feel free to talk to the staff about it – we are always there to help.  

But for those of you who are curious, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:  
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Aug. 3, 2011 at 10:15am

Fanciful Fairies

FairyWe had a VERY magical week last week. Not only did we get dramatic with our Storybook Theater camp, but we also welcomed some very fanciful fairies into the museum for five days of fairy stories, fairy songs, fairy dances, fairy crafts – everything fairy!  

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Jul. 15, 2011 at 1:01pm

Animal Explorers Camp

What do Animal Explorers love best? Take a wild guess.

I’ll give you a hint:  

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Jul. 11, 2011 at 1:22pm

We Love Farmer's Markets!

Farmer’s markets and children’s museums might have more in common than you think.
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Jul. 5, 2011 at 12:47pm

KQCM Volunteers Enjoy Microsoft Partnership

It’s always important to give back to those who give to you

In June, KQCM volunteers enjoyed food, laughs, and learning through play - the Microsoft way! We held a volunteer appreciation party at the Microsoft Store, and the store's staff guided us through various Kinect games where volunteers danced, dipped, and jumped through obstacle courses.

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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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Jun. 20, 2011 at 2:29pm


Help create learning through the power of play!

Something BIG is happening on June 23rd. If you regularly visit museums, go to shows, or volunteer at a food bank or community center, you might have noticed that every nonprofit you know is talking about the same thing – The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG challenge.
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Apr. 13, 2011 at 11:52am

Meet a Museum Educator!

Say hello to Jamie, the newest member of the KidsQuest team!

You might have noticed a new face here at KidsQuest, perhaps teaching your kids about bubbles at a Saturday Science Hour, or helping to bring wacky and amazing experiments to QuestClub, KidsQuest's after school science program. This would be Jamie, KidsQuest's newest Museum Educator!

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Apr. 7, 2011 at 8:58am

Secrets of the Egg-straordinary Egg Hunt

Ever wonder how we get prizes into so many eggs?

Imagine stuffing 5,000 plastic eggs for KidsQuest’s Egg-straordinary Egg Hunt. How do we do it? Is it a very special bunny or a well-caffeinated staff? In fact, KidsQuest's eggs come from an exceptional organization in Springfield, Missouri, and are filled and assembled by some very amazing people!
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Mar. 8, 2011 at 8:36am

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party!

I’m late! I’m late for a very important date!

Mad Hatter's 1Make sure you aren’t too late for the craziest, zaniest, wildest party of the year, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!  Follow KidsQuest down the rabbit hole as we host a wild party full of silly fun inspired by Alice in Wonderland!
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Feb. 24, 2011 at 10:45am

Staff Stays Safe During Go Healthy Month

It's that time of year again...

CPR2Last week, KidsQuest’s floor staff completed their CPR training for the year. Almost all of our Visitor Experience team is now certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED for infants, children, and adults.

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Feb. 17, 2011 at 3:30pm

I Heart Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day gets a lot of flack for being a holiday invented by greeting card companies, but you don’t have to purchase a card (or chocolates, or flowers) to make Valentine’s Day special for your kids.

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Dec. 14, 2010 at 2:00pm

Happy 5th Birthday KidsQuest!

Bday2This Sunday KidsQuest Children's Museum celebrated its 5th birthday with $5 admission all day and a special members-only party from 10am-Noon. Members had a blast making birthday crowns, playing Pin the Candle on the Cake and decorating our five tier paper birthday cake (come by the museum to check out the results in person—it's on the front desk)!

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Nov. 16, 2010 at 4:34pm

Field Trip FUN!

Hair raising screams! Experimenters in goggles. Oozing substances! No, you haven't wandered into a mad scientist's laboratory. It's just everyday fieldtrip fun at KidsQuest Children's Museum.
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Oct. 1, 2010 at 3:34pm

Explore, Play, PARTY!!

Fairy Girls for Birthday Page
Fall means pumpkin carving, leaf raking and a whole mess of holiday preparations, from Halloween costume searching (or sewing!) to Thanksgiving meal planning. If someone in your house has a birthday coming up too, you may be feeling a bit...frazzled. Rain? Check. Wind? Check. Party in the park? Maybe not.

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Sep. 7, 2010 at 12:06pm

KidsQuest's Early Education Classes

It's back to school fun for kids and parents too!

It's back to school time, and just because your little ones aren't school age yet, doesn't mean they (or you) should miss out on the fun! Yes...fun! We offer a variety of early learning classes at the museum that focus on learning through fun, play, and experimentation.
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Jul. 21, 2010 at 12:21pm

Family Adventures in Claymation!

Check out the video we made last workshop:)

Tim Burton's stop motion feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies, so I was thrilled when we decided to do a Family Adventures in Claymation workshop at the Museum! This quirky animation technique uses a camera to capture still images of clay figures. In between each frame the characters are moved ever so slightly. When the frames are played together, animation is achieved!
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May. 28, 2010 at 9:35am

Adventures in Homeschool Science...

Dissecting WORMS!

I was lucky enough to visit KidsQuest's Homeschool Science class as they tackled a very brave feat: worm dissection. Each student got their own long, thin, crawly thing (although, fortunately, they were no longer crawling), plus rubber gloves, safety goggles, plastic knives and dissection tongs. Here's how it went...

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Apr. 16, 2010 at 9:16am

National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

April 18-24th

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.
~Author Unknown

Volunteers continue to be a vital part of our organization! From helping a child create art at the craft table, to mailing our membership cards, volunteers affect all levels of operations at KidsQuest Children's Museum.

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Oct. 9, 2009 at 10:55am

Volunteering is important!

Did you know that our team of volunteers have dedicated over 3,000 hours of community service to KidsQuest 2009 alone?

KidsQuest has strong volunteerism roots starting with our founding board in 1997. Volunteers continue to be a vital part of daily operations at the museum. Aside from our volunteer Board of Directors, volunteers help maintain exhibits, prepare and facilitate arts and crafts activities, assist with office tasks, and enhance the overall experience of our visitors. It's clear to the staff here at KQ how important volunteers are to us, but I wanted to find out just how important KQ is to our volunteers.
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Sep. 25, 2009 at 2:31pm

Field Trip to NWAYM!

This past weekend I had the opportunity to head south to A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village for the Northwest Association of Youth Museums' Annual Conference. A.C. Gilbert's is a wonderful, fun-filled place to explore and we thank them for hosting this year's conference. NWAYM provides a great opportunity for museum professionals from more than 25 museums to learn from our peers, collaborate to make our museums better, and explore the museums we may not have visited before. We share stories, talk about our future goals and projects, and bring in professionals to suggest ways we can all improve.
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