Little ones splash and learn at the same time at KidsQuest Children's Museum, at least in the Waterways exhibit. It's one of local parents' favorite spots to explore with their kids, and it's no wonder why. This watery playground is distinguished by a pipe fountain table, where kids use their problem-solving skills to route a stream of water through interweaving plastic tubes. They can also splash around at the Contraption Table, where kids see firsthand how water becomes energy as it gushes out of jets and through water wheels.
Younger kids will probably be content to play at the train table. Miniature replicas of locomotives chug across bridges and through tunnels as youngsters interact with their fellow engineers. Nearby, budding architects can build blanket forts, prospective thespians can put on a puppet show, and parents can transform their kids into characters with water-based face paint (or you can let your child do it himself).
KidsQuest Children's Museum
4091 Factoria Mall SE
Bellevue, WA 98006