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Downtown Bellevue's Family-Friendly Spots

May 21, 2024 - by Mackenzie Ault

Downtown Bellevue's Family-Friendly Spots

As summer approaches, it’s time to plan some exciting adventures to keep the little ones entertained. Discover six kid-friendly destinations in downtown Bellevue, each promising an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Bellevue Arts Museum

The Bellevue Arts Museum is an exciting place where contemporary art shines, and there's so much for both kids and adults to enjoy. Join in on the fun and educational workshops, attend fascinating lectures, and dive into the world of art together. The museum also has interactive exhibits that make learning about creativity exciting and engaging. Don't miss the latest exhibit, "Evolving Abstraction: Advancing American Painting," where you can see how artists use color, composition, and form in new and imaginative ways. It’s a perfect spot for a family day out.

Bellevue Library

Bring your child to the Bellevue Library for a world of discovery and imagination! With a vast collection of books, interactive learning spaces, and engaging programs, the library offers endless opportunities for educational fun. From storytime sessions that foster a love for reading to hands-on STEM activities, it’s the perfect place to spark curiosity and lifelong learning in your child.


Get ready for an unforgettable movie night at Cinemark! Grab some popcorn and your favorite candy, and settle in to watch the latest films on an enormous IMAX screen that's six times bigger than regular theater screens. You can catch exciting new movies like The Garfield Movie, IF, and Kung Fu Panda 4. Plus, you can save some money with awesome discounts on a variety of films every Tuesday. It's the perfect way to enjoy the magic of the movies with your family. 

Forum Social House

Discover the excitement of mini golf at Forum Social House! They have creatively themed holes around the course, making for a thrilling adventure. There is even an opportunity to ride an actual unicorn at Unicorn Polo, enjoy a virtual Koi Pond, and lounge on the oversized Golf Throne. There's something for everyone, whether your kids are into UFOs, Skee Ball, or anything else, they are sure to find something that keeps them entertained. 

KidsQuest Museum

Step into a world of hands-on fun and learning at KidsQuest Children's Museum! Your little ones will love the Atrium Climber, where they can play and develop motor skills in a safe environment. Dive into the Recycle Rebuild exhibit for an exciting exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Discover the wonders of the water exhibit, where kids learn about the power of water and the impact of their actions. With over 25 engaging exhibits tailored for children aged 0-10, it’s the perfect space for families to explore and discover together.

Don’t miss the upcoming Teddy Bear Clinic, where University of Washington student doctors will be onsite to check that all stuffed animals are healthy and well. Kids can practice their suturing skills, check their blood pressure, listen to their heartbeats, and more. Get your tickets today!

Lucky Strike

Head to Lucky Strike for a bowling experience like never before! Challenge your friends to see who can knock over the most pins, while enjoying your favorite snacks. Kids will love the arcade with modern and nostalgic classics like Jurassic Park, Mario Kart, and the world's largest Pac-Man. Don't miss half-priced arcade games every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot for a fun family outing!

This blog is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.