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If you're looking for fun and informational exhibits to inspire your musical creativity, visit the Experience Music Project Museum. You'll have a great time, even if you're tone-deaf!
Next door is the Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame. It has most of the actual props and costumes used in some sci-fi movies and television shows. Because most of the items are copyrighted, photography is not allowed.
For a great day with the kids, spend some time at the Children's Museum.
Boeing Field's Museum of Flight has a one of the Concord supersonic planes and one of the retired Air Force One planes which serve as icing on a very rich cake of exhibits.
SAM (the Seattle Art Museum) and its sister, the Seattle Asian Art Museum are well worth a visit. From now until March 2008 there is an extraordinary special exhibition of Ghiberti's Doors of Paradise and art from the Louvre in Paris at SAM.
The Ballard Locks is must-see attraction just North of Seattle downtown. It is a very unique experience where the water levels between Lake Union and Puget Sound is lowered to let boats pass through. You can find salmon ladders as well where you can see Salmon jumping up the steps in an effort to swim upstream.
On the first Thursday of every month, visit the art galleries in Pioneer Square. It's free, and a great way to experience not only art, but the great history and architecture of the historic district. Every first Thursday of the month (except January) hold a special outdoor art gallery.
A fun and informative tour of Seattle's underground, Bill Speidel's Underground Tour, is located in Pioneer Square. It's a walking tour so expect lots of steps and uneven ground. Because it is underground you need to expect dust, dirt and mold that gets blown around by the numerous fans for most of the time you are underground. If you decide you are not up to the challenge, you can ask for your money back.