Lake Roosevelt, named after Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. president, is a site rich in culture and history. People have gathered along its banks, trading and fishing with one another for thousands of years. A Junior Ranger certificate is available for the aspiring nature and history lover, and rangers occasionally lead demonstrations that children may enjoy. For more information, visit: www.nps.gov/laro/.
Whitman Mission was the site where the Whitmans met, traded, and sometimes fought with the native Cayuse people, all the while striving to establish the Oregon Trail. On some summer weekends, students can participate in cultural demonstrations at the mission. The site also offers a Junior Ranger program. For more information, visit: www.nps.gov/whmi/.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture features many programs for kids and adults. These programs include summer camps, tours, workshops, and special events. For more information, call (206) 543-5590, or visit the website: www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/.
Pacific Science Center in Seattle is jam-packed with fun, interactive and educational exhibits for children. Visitors can step back into the Mesozoic Era in the exhibit Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time. This attraction features seven large, active dinosaur models. Another exhibit called Imaginate, which runs until September 2nd, 2013, is an interactive exhibition all about inspiration. For more information, go to: http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/.