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Explore Your Cultural Side This February During Seattle's Museum Month

February 1, 2016 | Permalink

Stumped for Valentine's Day? Is the only culture you get every month from the Bravo TV Network? In desperate need of a vacation, even though it's only February? Whether you're traveling for work, play or something in between, book a hotel room at one of the best places to stay in Seattle, and set out to explore the fabulous "Emerald City." 

February is Seattle Museum Month, which means you can explore exciting, and sometimes offbeat, new exhibits with something for everyone — so if you're interested in Pinball Machines, Hello Kitty, Nordic Art, or even the Living Computer Museum, you’ll be thrilled to find out that some of the top attractions in Seattle are the city's museums themselves. Planning a trip to Seattle, especially during Museum Month, means you’re planning your way to artistic culture, pop culture and unique experiences that will satisfy your travel bug until at least March!

Hello, Kitty!
If you're on the lookout for things to do in Seattle with kids, beloved Sanrio character and style icon Hello Kitty will be on display as a part of Museum Month at the EMP Museum. She happens to be turning 40 this year (or maybe it’s “29 again”), and Hello Kitty is celebrating in a major way at the exhibition, which will honor her by including works from artists that have all included her in their sculptures, paintings and drawings. It's Hello Kitty like you've never seen her before! We especially like the collection of backpacks, dresses and skirts made from handbags, and the "Kittypatra" (a la Elizabeth Taylor's iconic role) statue. PS: If you're looking for a bite to eat nearby, try the Zagat-rated Skillet Diner, famous for its elevated take on street food.

Pinball Wizard
Are you a pinball fanatic or even just a fan of The Who? If you're looking for unique things to do in Seattle, checking out the Seattle Pinball Museum is a must. The museum was originally slated to only stay open for three months, but it was so popular that it's now one of the most beloved museums in Seattle! The best part? The games aren't all strictly for observation! At this hands-on museum, you can play the Addams Family game from 1992, the Baby PacMan machine from 1982 and even more recent hits like Metallica's 2013 pinball game. There are over fifty different pinball machines from decades past, and the museum always makes sure to switch up their games so more frequent patrons don't get bored! The museum sells light snacks and sodas, but for a casual lunch afterwards, we recommend Seattle's Harbor City Restaurant for unbeatable Chinese BBQ and fare.

By taking advantage of these great tips, you can plan you trip without even having to think about what to do in Seattle during the city's Museum Month. So if you’re looking to expand your cultural horizons, or hoping to share the wonderful world of museums with your kiddos, the dozens of participating museums in the area will make Seattle a destination you'll never forget.


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