Family Fun Calendar
"Plastics Unwrapped": The Burke Museum explores the impact of plastics on people and the planet, from life before plastics to the effects of plastics on our health and the environment today; runs through May 27 at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health & Wellness. Pacific Science Center's new exhibit presents the benefits of being healthy in an interactive way with hands-on inventions, gadgets and activities; Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
Polar Science Weekend: Polar Science Weekend offers visitors a chance to test the salinity of ocean waters, construct an igloo, investigate real fish stomachs and watch demonstrations about Adelie penguins; on hand will be scientists and researchers, members of the U.S. Coast Guard and employees of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium; 11:30 a.m. March 1, 11 a.m. March 2 and 3, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
"Aladdin": Directed by artistic director Rose Woods, this Whidbey Children's Theatre production has a cast of first through fourth graders recreating this story about a street urchin and a magic lamp; performances are at various times March 1 through March 10 at Whidbey Children's Theatre, 222 Anthes Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12, $10 and $8; a special family show at 7:30 p.m. March 9 where all seats are $8. Call 360-221-2282.
"The Edge of Peace": Set in a small town at the end of World War II, this story reveals the power of community when Tuc, a deaf man, goes from town outcast to beloved resident; through March 17, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; Tickets are $20. Call 206-441.3322 or visit www.sct.org. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206- 859.4054. For ages 10 and up. The rest of the SCT season includes:
"Adventures with Spot": March 21 through April 28 for ages 2 through 7; simple and colorful.
"Crash": April 18 through May 19 for ages 8 and up; there is a family medical issue and bullying.
Penn Cove MusselFest: The 27th year of this family friendly festival offers mussel-eating competitions, guided boat tours of the Penn Cove Shellfish mussel farm and lots of children's activities such as art projects, fishing off the pier and sing-alongs; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Festival entry is free but certain activities come with a cost. For more information call 360-678-5434 or go to www.thepenncovemusselsfestival.com.
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