There is plenty to see at Seattle Center—from the big attractions like the Space Needle, EMP Museum, Pacific Science Center and Chihuly Garden and Glass to the smaller things, it can be a full day excursion. Be sure to check out all the artwork on the grounds, including Sonic Bloom, a solar-powered flower installation; and Neototems and Baby Whale’s Tail— Neototem II, two sculptures reminiscent of the area’s Orca whales. If you’re with children, the Artists at Play playground is a massive climbing structure ready for exploring. When you’re ready to cool off, visit the International Fountain, a fun spot for kids to play in the water while parents take a break at the top— and stay safely out of water’s reach. www.seattlecenter.com. 305 Harrison St.