Cost:Adults $8; Seniors & Students $7; Children (5-17) $6, (4 & under) free
about Museum of History & Industry:
MOHAI celebrates the history of the Pacific Northwest, from 1780 to the present. Since it opened in 1952, it's become the largest private heritage organization in the state. A staggering number of artifacts from the region's past, including Boeing's first commercial airplane and the Slo-Mo-Shun IV hydroplane, are displayed here.
Many of the displays at this low-key museum feature fun hands-on activities for kids - they can wander through a replica of a salmon cannery bunkhouse, try their hand at the coordination necessary to keep a canning line going, operate a miniature steamshovel, board a fishing boat, and wander through a streetscape of pre-Great Fire Seattle. Older kids will be fascinated by the Great Fire exhibit in the lower level, and another Seattle streetscape that lets kids become a 19th-century Seattle character as they wander from store to store. The museum boasts lots of open space - this is an easy place to take kids and let them wander through the exhibits, especially if you come on a weekday.
The museum also hosts a full calendar of lectures, neighborhood walks, and programs for families. Admission to the museum is free on the first Thursday of each month.
Walk across MOHAI's parking lot onto the Arboretum's Foster Island trail for a foray into a lush wetland.
Located south of Husky Stadium, just off SR 520, and south of the Montlake Bridge. From I-5: Merge onto 520 (exit #168B). Take the next exit at Montlake Boulevard. At the light, go straight across Montlake. Continue one block to 24th Avenue E. Turn left into driveway and follow road to parking lot. From SR 520 westbound: Take Lake Washington Boulevard exit. Take a right onto Lake Washington Boulevard. Turn right onto 24th Avenue E. Parking: Ample free, unlimited parking. Public transportation: Served by Metro routes 25, 43, and 48.
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