A great art room with hands-on stations. They have after school classes and a student gallery there too. How beautiful is this display of handmade frames picturing toys.
Instantly I thought the Wing Luke Asian Museum was beautiful (Look at this conference room). It took a bit more time to convince my children that they enjoyed it, but then they didn't want to leave. The main floor had a pretty heavy content exhibit called "Yellow Fever", although it is in a comic-style it really is not for children. A lot of the racial images are hard to explain, especially where my children have no context for it. One display had vintage "Jap hunting licenses" from the World War II era. Honestly it was heart breaking and rather sickening to think about it. We quickly moved on.
You walk up a spectacular staircase, into a hallway filled with light. Hanging from the ceiling are beautiful papers which have written on them stories of immigrants. It is called the "Letter Cloud."
The children's section has a exhibit right now on New Year's Traditions in various Asian countries. There are fun games to play and the entrance to the exhibit is a beautiful wall full of tags with New Year's wishes. (you can add your own too).
The Wing Luke Asian Museum is at 719 South King Street, Seattle; (206) 623-5124
The NY Times reviewed this museum HERE
Oh and right across the street -A fortune cookie factory!!! Talk about good fortune.