Travel & Outdoors

Best of This Weekend, April 22-24

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King County’s Earth Day Expo
Westlake Plaza
4th and Pine

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/stewardship/earth-day.aspx

Environmental entertainment and activities to make your home and garden more earth-friendly.
Hours: Friday, April 22 10:00am – 2:00pm
Prices: FREE for everyone

Whirligig!
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.684.7200
http://www.seattlecenter.com

Seattle Center Whirligig! offers amusement for all pre-teen ages! Kids can glide, slide and ride on super-cool, super-sized inflatable rides. Eye-popping colors, face painters and balloon artists add to the mix of non-stop fun that keeps kids coming back for more! A special Toddler Zone is also available.
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Prices: All-Day Main Floor Pass $7.50, All-Day Toddler Zone Pass $4.50, Single Ticket $1.50

The Art of Norman Rockwell
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.4258
http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org

“American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” celebrates the full range of Rockwell’s artwork, including 44 paintings and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers. In addition to the artworks on view, materials from the Museum’s archives depict how Rockwell worked: from preliminary sketches, photographs, color studies, and detailed drawings to the finished painting.
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Prices: Adults $9.00, Students, Military, Seniors (65 +) $8.00, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18) $25, Children age 5 and under FREE

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
18929 Fir Island Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
http://www.tulipfestival.org

The flowers are all in full bloom. There are art fairs and a salmon bake on April 24. Lots to see and do in Mt. Vernon and La Conner.
Hours: Gardens open at 9:00am. RoozenGaarde closes at 7:00pm; Tulip Town closes at 5:30 pm.
Prices: $5 per adult per garden; children 10 and under are free at RoozenGaarde, children 16 and under are free at Tulip Town.

Bunny Bounce at Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500

Egg hunts for ages 1 to 8 (between 10:00am and 2:00pm), crafts, bunny encounters, Easter baskets of treats for the animals (orangutans are fed first at 10:00am and around the zoo until the tamarins at 2:30pm).
Hours: Saturday, 9:30am – 4:00pm.
Prices: Adults (13+) $11.50, Children (3-12) $8.50, Toddlers (0-2) FREE

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