KidsQuest Children's Museum

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KidsQuest Children's Museum

KidsQuest Children's Museum is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum that encourages learning through play with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Exhibits and programs are geared towards children 0-10 and their families. KidsQuest offers over 650 programs throughout the year including early learning classes, summer camps, drop-off and whole-family science workshops, free art programs and many special events including concerts and holiday programs.[1] KidsQuest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Bellevue, Washington. Exhibits and classes are intended to encourage cognitive, physical and emotional development through play. [2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

The museum opened on December 11, 2005 in the Marketplace @ Factoria in Bellevue and was designed to accommodate 60,000 visitors per year.[3] As of 2014, the museum averages over 155,000 visitors per year, and has had over a million visitors since opening.

In January 2017, KidsQuest moved to a new location in Downtown Bellevue, at the former site of the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Kids Quest Children's Museum". Kids Quest Children's Museum. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  2. ^ "New KidsQuest Children's Museum by the Portico Group Opens Sunday". Dexigner. 2005-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b KidsQuest History
  4. ^ "Details, Details, Details". 2017-02-24. 

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Coordinates: 47°37′14″N 122°11′45″W / 47.62056°N 122.19583°W / 47.62056; -122.19583