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Best Mother’s Day Weekend Activities in Puget Sound

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Get out with Mom on Mother’s Day weekend and do something fun together. Ride a train, head to the zoo, take a cruise around Lake Washington or do a charity walk!

Mom on the Train
Saturday and Sunday
May 12 and 13
Snoqualmie Valley Railroad
38625 SE King Street (Facing SR 202)
Snoqualmie, WA
425.888.3030
http://www.trainmuseum.org

Moms ride FREE for the Mother’s Day Special with a paying child of any age on Mother’s Day Weekend. Enjoy the ride on an antique railroad coach for a five mile journey between Snoqualmie and North Bend. Check out the train museum, and drive to Snoqualmie Falls for a view before or after your train ride.

Mom at the Zoo
Saturday, May 12
9:30am – 3:00pm
601 N. 59th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500
http://www.zoo.org

Moms will be honored with 1/2 admission at the Woodland Park Zoo’s 22nd annual Mom & Me at the Zoo event. There will be live entertainment, including “The Zaniac” Alex Zerbe, children’s dance groups and The Bears Upstairs. Enjoy Cougar Mountain Cookies, bounce houses, crafts, face painting, and more on the North Meadow at the zoo for moms and families.

Mom on a Seattle Bug Safari
Saturday and Sunday
May 12 and 13
1501 Western Ave. Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98101
206.285.BUGS
http://www.seattlebugsafari.com

Celebrate Mom’s day with an adventurous trip to the Seattle Bug Safari. All mothers are admitted free with a paid little one in tow. Enjoy seeing and learning about the cute and creepy creatures on display.

Mom at the Aquarium
Sunday, May 13
9:00am – 7:00pm
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101
206.386.4300
http://www.seattleaquarium.org

Mom, Me and the Big Blue Sea – Celebrate the joy of motherhood and visit our adorable mother and baby otters, Aniak and Sekiu! Member only early opening at 9:00am. City meter parking along the street and under the viaduct is free on Sundays. Also, to celebrate Mother’s Day, parking will be free for up to 4 hours from 9:00am-7:00pm with validation from the Seattle Aquarium at the following garages: Hillclimb Court garage and the Pike Place Market garage.

Mom on the Run
Sunday, May 13
8:45am
Seward Park
5898 Lake Washington Blvd. South
Seattle, WA 98118
http://www.womenssportsmedicine.org

Have fun and enjoy a healthy start to your Mother’s Day on a 5K Fun/Run Walk with your mom! The 3rd Annual Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk is sponsored by the University of Washington Center for Women’s Lifetime Fitness and Sports Medicine. Go online for more information and to register.

Mom on a Cruise
Sunday, May 13
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Royal Argosy
Pier 56, Seattle Waterfront
1101 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.argosycruises.com

Celebrate family this Mother’s Day aboard the Royal Argosy. With live music on most decks, fabulous food, and the joy of having everyone together, you will find that brunch on the water is a perfect way to celebrate this special day. For the small ones there will be an arts & crafts area (unsupervised), and all moms will receive a special Mother’s Day gift and champagne greeting. Plus a spectacular brunch buffet. Purchase tickets online.

Mom at the Zoo
Saturday, May 12
10:00am – 5:00pm
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.591.5337
http://www.pdza.org

To kick off an exciting weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, all moms will receive half off general admission on Saturday. Bring mom (and the whole family) to celebrate the opening of the award-winning Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater animal show and popular Budgie Buddies exhibit!

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