The Discovery Zone

Explore, create, build and learn together in our hands-on areas! Families are sure to try something new, get their hands dirty, and have fun in the process. There a lot to explore in all three Discovery Zones in the Armory and the Fisher Pavilion from 10 AM – 5 PM

Discovery Zone Activities

Bike Works Bike Mobile

Outside of the Fisher Pavilion

Get your bike tuned up with Bike Works! Repair your bike and learn important maintenance tips.
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Build your own Toy Boat with the
Center for Wooden Boats

Fisher Paviliion Discovery Zone

Put your handiness to the test and build a toy boat using traditional woodworking hand tools.
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Create Mini Eco-Sculptures with the Nature Consortium

Armory Lofts Discovery Zone

Make your own jewelry, hat or bird feeders that explore elements of the environment using upcycled materials.
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Creating Our Community with MOHAI

Armory Lofts Discovery Zone

Explore different jobs in a community and how they work together both in history and today through dramatic play, crafts, and hands-on artifact investigation!
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Color Seattle with Gage

Fisher Pavilion Discovery Zone

Come color Seattle with Gage, the way you see it! Gage will provide coloring materials and pages that depict things we love about Seattle’s cultural diversity.
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Experience Immersive Tech w/WAXR

Fisher Pavilion Discovery Zone

Come experience immersive tech content with Washington’s Mixed Reality (WAXR), a loose coalition of groups that include SIXRReel GrrlsUW CoMotion LabsArts CorpsNFFTYNWFFPixvanafearless360, and more, who wants to co-create the future of immersive tech with young people.

Imagination Playground with Seattle Children’s Museum

Armory Lofts Discovery Zone

Build a new world using Imagination Playground blocks! Make objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots. Because Imagination Playground is child-directed and open-ended, it encourages self-expression through deep, joyful play.
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Instrument Petting Zoo with Music Center of the Northwest

Fisher Pavilion Discovery Zone

Join us as we explore music making and REAL instruments! Come have an authentic experience and try out a variety of different instruments you may not get to experience anywhere else.
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Interactive Art and Culture with the Vedic Cultural Center

Fisher Pavilion Discovery Zone

Explore a Vedic Village showcasing traditional folk customs and habits, arts such as spice blending, aromatherapy, and the importance of cows in Vedic culture.
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Make your own Bookmark with Town Hall Seattle

Armory Lofts Discovery Zone

Reading can be even more fun with your own personalized bookmark, decorated by you! Using stamps, you will learn all about ink, stamps, patterns and geometry.
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Make your Own Mask with Studio Lazo

Armory Lofts Discovery Zone

Cut, glue, color and form fantastical animal-inspired hats and masks from designs especially created by Seattle-based artist, Jose Orantes.

Recycled Robotic Ocean with Big Brained Superhero Club

STEAM Lab

Experiment with recycled robots with the Big Brained Superheroes!
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