Five Kid-Friendly Alternatives To The Super Bowl In Seattle

January 24, 2014 5:00 AM

The Super Bowl is the undisputed highlight of the sporting year in America. Unfortunately, recent years have made the game questionable viewing for children, not to mention that many families are just not interested in sports or funny advertisements. The day is so popular that many events and businesses don’t even open due to the low flow of customers. But, for those wanting to get away from the game, we offer the following activities as kid-friendly alternatives to taking in the big game.

Seattle Children’s Museum
Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 441-1768

Seattle Children’s Museum offers a full day of activities on Super Bowl Sunday. Many of the day’s activities are focused on Groundhog Day and the weather in general. Children can learn different aspects of how our weather works and how Punxsutawney Phil fits into the mix. The museum opens early to welcome children affected by disabilities and autism. The early-morning session will provide a sensory-sensitive environment to help the children enjoy the experience and still be able to learn all that the museum has to offer.

Related: Best Free Seattle Museums

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
4091 Factoria Mall S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 637-8100

The KidsQuest Children’s Museum is a hands-on experience for children to learn, explore and play in Bellevue’s Factoria Mall. The facility is divided up into The Backyard, The Garage, The Treehouse and Waterways that each host a variety of activities for kids of all ages. It is open on Super Bowl Sunday and will be offering its full suite of activities regardless of the big game. The Museum is the perfect host for a birthday party or other gathering. It would be a fantastic location to throw an anti-Bowl party bringing together similar parents and kids.

Museum Of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 764-5720

The Museum of Flight is conveniently located by Boeing Field and hosts historic airplanes and helicopters from across the world of flight. An entire day can be spent at the facility which contains an extensive permanent collection with over 150 aircraft and various rotating exhibits focusing on the history of flight both in our world and in the Seattle area. The World War II exhibit highlights not only the aircraft involved in the conflict, but the people, weapons and politics that were in play.

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Snow White
ManeStage Theatre Company
1707 Main St.
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 447-7645

ManeStage Theatre Company is a non-profit company in Sumner that consistently puts on quality, local performances in the Sumner Performance Arts Center. During the Super Bowl, starting at 2 p.m., the company will be showing “Snow White.” Tickets are very affordable, varying from $11 to $20, all of which goes to a good cause. Kids will enjoy the family-friendly show and even get a chance to meet with the Princess after the show and pose for a portrait.

Ed, Downloaded
The Little Theatre
608 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-5105

The Washington Ensemble Theatre is sponsoring the production of “Ed, Downloaded,” which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. The production is set in the future where one can buy immortality and spend an afterlife in a perfect digital heaven. The story covers love and death in a world taken over by technology and is told through both live action and feature film mediums.

Megan Knight resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. During the day she works in IT Management and at night is a royal news junkie. Her work can be found at

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