Spe­cial In­ter­est Mu­se­ums

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BURKE MU­SEUM— Ex­plore the cul­tures, wildlife and ge­og­ra­phy of Wash­ing­ton State and the Pa­cific North­west at the Burke Mu­seum. See the art of na­tive peo­ples and the only real di­nosaur fos­sils on dis­play in Wash­ing­ton. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. First Thu. of the month free and open un­til 8 pm. Adults $10, se­niors $8, stu­dents and youth $7.50, kids 4 and un­der free. www.burke­mu­seum.org. Univer­sity of Wash­ing­ton, N.E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE, 206.543.5590. Map 2 C6 THE CEN­TER FOR WOODEN BOATS— This hands-on mu­seum has a col­lec­tion of an­tique wooden boats on dis­play with more that you can rent to ex­plore Lake Union. They also of­fer classes for adults and chil­dren, have work­shops and hold events. www. cwb.org. 1010 Val­ley St., 206.382.2628. Map 1 F2 CHI­HULY GAR­DEN AND GLASS— Lo­cated at the foot of the Space Nee­dle, Chi­huly Gar­den and Glass is Dale Chi­huly’s per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion space fea­tur­ing the pieces, in­spi­ra­tions and in­flu­ences that shaped this tal­ented artist’s ca­reer. Gal­leries in­clude both new cre­ations and ex­pan­sions of pop­u­lar works from around the world. Don’t miss the glass house with a mas­sive in­stal­la­tion piece fea­tur­ing 1,400 Chi­huly Per­sians and the out­door gar­dens where glass art is in­ter­mixed with plants and land­scap­ing el­e­ments na­tive to the North­west.. www.chi­hu­ly­gar­de­nand­glass.com. 305 Har­ri­son St., 206.753.4940. Map 1 C4 KIDSQUEST CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM— De­signed for ed­u­ca­tional and in­ter­ac­tive play for chil­dren birth through 8, this mu­seum has ex­hibits and pro­grams that cover sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing, art and math. Check the web­site for the days sched­ule of spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties. www.kid­squest­mu­seum.org. 4091 Fac­to­ria Mall SE, Belle­vue, 425.637.8100. Map 2 J12 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NA­TIONAL HIS­TOR­I­CAL PARK— This mu­seum in Pi­o­neer Square fea­tures a 3D model of the neigh­bor­hood in 1897, a miner’s cabin and boat build­ing ex­hibits. Find out how much you “weigh” in gold. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Free ad­mis­sion. www.nps.gov/klse. 319 Sec­ond Ave. S, 206.220.4240. Map 1 H12 LEMAY CAR MU­SEUM— Work­ing to pre­serve the his­tory of the car and its in­flu­ence on Amer­i­can cul­ture, LeMay—Amer­ica’s Car Mu­seum show­cases hun­dreds of clas­sic, con­tem­po­rary and fu­tur­is­tic mo­tor­cy­cles, cars and trucks just 30 min­utes south

of Seat­tle in Ta­coma. www.lemay­mu­seum.org. 2702 E. D St., Ta­coma, 253.779.8490. Map 3 H12

LIV­ING COM­PUTER MU­SEUM— This col­lec­tion of vin­tage com­put­ers as­sem­bled by Mi­crosoft co­founder Paul Allen, show­cases the his­tory that made him (and Bill Gates) fa­mous. W-Su, 10 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion $12, 5 and un­der free. First Thurs­days: 10 am-8 pm (free 5 pm-8 pm). www. liv­ing­com­put­er­mu­seum.org. 2245 First Ave. S, 206.342.2020. Map 2 I5

MOPOP MU­SEUM OF POP CUL­TURE— The EMP Mu­seum is now MoPOP Mu­seum of Pop­u­lar Cul­ture! This epic mu­seum fo­cuses on mu­sic, sci­ence fic­tion and all things pop cul­ture. Cur­rent ex­hibits in­clude NIR­VANA: Tak­ing Punk to the Masses, Wild Blue An­gel: Hen­drix Abroad, 1966-1970, Fan­tasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, In­fi­nite Worlds of Sci­ence Fic­tion, In­die Game Revo­lu­tion and Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Hor­ror Film.. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. www.mopop.org. Seat­tle Cen­ter, 325 Fifth Ave. N, 206.770.2700. Map 1 C3

THE MU­SEUM OF FLIGHT— Ex­pe­ri­ence the his­tory of flight from the be­gin­ning among more than 85 air­planes, in­clud­ing the rare Black­bird/Drone spy plane and the coun­try’s first pres­i­den­tial jet. Don’t miss the Vik­ing FC#3 Mars Lan­der, the only Vik­ing Lan­der Flight Cap­sule body left in the world (there are two other lan­der pro­to­types made for test­ing and com­po­nent de­sign). Open daily 10 am-5 pm, first Thurs. un­til 9 pm. www.mu­se­u­mof­flight.org. 9404 E. Mar­ginal Way S, 206.764.5720. CityPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 3 I11

MU­SEUM OF HIS­TORY & IN­DUS­TRY— Also known as MOHAI, this im­por­tant lo­cal col­lec­tion tells Seat­tle’s story from the 1800s to the present through ex­hibits like a recre­ated Main Street. The city’s his­tory is cap­tured in im­ages, ar­ti­facts, films and oral his­to­ries. Open daily 10 am-5 pm; Thu. un­til 8 pm. Adults $19.95, se­niors $15.95, stu­dents and mil­iary $13.95, chil­dren un­der 14 free with adult chap­er­one. www.mohai.org. 860 Terry Ave. N, 206.324.1126. Map 1 F2

NORDIC HER­ITAGE MU­SEUM— This unique or­ga­ni­za­tion is the only mu­seum in the United States ded­i­cated to hon­or­ing the legacy and cul­ture of Swe­den, Nor­way, Fin­land, Den­mark and Ice­land. Open Tu-Sa 10 am- 4 pm; Su noon- 4 pm. www.nordic­mu­seum.org. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206.789.5707. Map 2 C2

NORTH­WEST AFRICAN AMER­I­CAN MU­SEUM— This cul­tural mu­seum cel­e­brates and ex­plores what it means to be African Amer­i­can in the North­west. www.naamnw.org. 2300 S. Mas­sachusetts St., 206.518.6000. Map 2 I7

PA­CIFIC SCI­ENCE CEN­TER— This Seat­tle Cen­ter fa­vorite makes sci­ence ex­cit­ing with in­no­va­tive, hands-on ex­hibits, a trop­i­cal but­ter­fly house and a thrilling 15-foot-high rail bi­cy­cle. Open Mon­day-Fri­day 10 am-5 pm; Satur­day-Sun­day 10 am- 6 pm. www.pac­sci.org. Seat­tle Cen­ter, 200 Sec­ond Ave. N, 206.443.2001. Map 1 C5

WING LUKE MU­SEUM OF THE ASIAN PA­CIFIC

AMER­I­CAN EX­PE­RI­ENCE— The Wing of­fers daily, guided tours of the Chi­na­town-In­ter­na­tional Dis­trict neigh­bor­hood as well as a his­toric 1910 ho­tel. Walk­ing tours in­clude one based on the best-sell­ing novel “Ho­tel on the Cor­ner of Bit­ter and Sweet.” www.wingluke.org. 719 S. King St., 206.623.5124. Map 1 J12

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