If you have kids in tow, this is one museum where everyone will find something to enjoy. Older kids will love the interactive exhibits, such as the new “What is Reality” which explores what tech innovators are up to today, with the chance to try augmented reality glasses and other whizbang new technology. For younger children there’s the crawl-and-climb area, with its treehouse and a table-height “stream” for water play. And the Insect Village, is a hit with all ages with its giant robotic insects and live animal displays. A highlight: animatronic dinosaurs, life-size replicas that move their heads and tails and grunt and bellow. My personal favorite here is the Butterfly House, a humid greenhouse where colorful butterflies flit and fly freely. All in all, the museum, housed in a building from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, is like a giant playhouse dedicated to science and technology. In addition to all the hands-on exhibits, a planetarium hosts evening laser shows and an IMAX theater.