Recently named one of the best cities in the world for art and culture lovers, Seattle is the perfect place for the whole family to explore. Here are five of the best attractions for you and your family to do in 2022.
The Five Best Family Attractions to Visit in Seattle During 2022
Experience Beauty and Talent at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Located at the Seattle Centre, Chihuly Garden and Glass combine nature with the intricate art of glass blowing. One of the best-known artists in the field of glassblowing, Dale Chihuly has presented his comprehensive collection of work through exhibitions, garden installations and intricate galleries.
The centrepiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass can be found in the Glasshouse; a striking, 100-foot-long sculpture in vivid shades of red, yellow and amber. Families can learn about the art and life of Chilhuly at one of the gallery talks, held daily.
Get Inspired at the Museum of Pop Culture
Celebrating everything Seattle is famous for, from Nirvana to Pearl Jam, the Museum of Pop Culture features exhibitions for everyone. Designed by Frank Gehry, the same architect who designed the Guggenheim, the museum structure resembles the shape of a guitar and is great for photo opportunities.
MOPOP is currently hosting ‘Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume’ which weaves visitors into the fabric of their favourite characters. With over 70 original costumes, families will be transported to a world of Disney through the illustration of the iconic heroes and villains.
Immerse in History at MOHAI’s Da Vinci Exhibition
Through compelling exhibits, MOHAI is at the heart of Seattle’s culture – offering visitors an insight into the Puget Sound region’s extensive history. Children can create their own fun at MOHAI’s Kid-Struction Zone which helps little ones learn through hands-on interactions. For young teens, the ‘Da Vinci —Inventions’ exhibit brings to life the intelligent teachings of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect and more.
The exhibition features carefully crafted interactive and life-sized inventions of da Vinci’s work, guests can see the iconic makings of the man who laid the foundation for some of the world’s most impactful inventions, such as the helicopter, airplane, automobile and bicycle.
Eat, Drink and Shop at Pike Place Market
One of the oldest continuously operated farmers markets in the United States, Pike Place Market offers everything from locally sourced specialty foods and delicious beverages to artisan crafts and shopping stalls.
An iconic landmark, the venue is considered ‘the soul’ of the city spanning nine historic acres in the centre of downtown Seattle. Families can sample the culinary delights of Pike Place Market with an Eat Seattle food tour or grab a coffee at the original Starbucks, founded in 1971.
See the Seattle skyline from the Famous Space Needle
Attracting visitors from far and wide, the Space Needle is arguably one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. Opening in 1962, the tower’s futuristic design was chosen to symbolise humanity’s Space Age aspirations.
Standing at 605 feet tall, the Space Needle offers visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of the Seattle skyline as well as Mount Rainier on a clear day. The Space Needle is also home to the Loupe, the world’s only revolving glass floor.