KidsQuest Children's Museum

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KidsQuest Children's Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides hands-on education and experiences to children birth-8 years, located in Bellevue, Washington. Exhibits and classes are intended to encourage cognitive, physical and emotional development through play with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). [1]

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KidsQuest Children's Museum was conceived in 1997 in response to a survey in Eastside Parents Magazine identifying a children's museum as the "most needed facility or service" for the communities east of Lake Washington.[2]

The museum opened on December 11, 2005 in Factoria Mall in Bellevue and was designed to accommodate 60,000 visitors per year.[2] As of 2014, the museum averages over 155,000 visitors per year, and has had over a million visitors since opening.

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Coordinates: 47°34′24″N 122°10′22″W / 47.57333°N 122.17278°W / 47.57333; -122.17278