My sister in law Cindy sent me a great tip for those of you with big kids. Cindy has almost survived the teen years with her three girls, and she is one in the know momma!
What’s the tip? How about seeing live theater, concerts, ballet, and more for 5.00! The Seattle Center has an amazing program called Teen Tix, and it allows teens 13-18 to become serious culture vultures for just 5.00. All they have to do is get a free Teen Tix pass and then buy tickets to the program they’re interested in. These are rush tickets, which means if a show sells out, they won’t be able to get in. I’m guessing this doesn’t happen often, but the easy solution is to call the night before and purchase then! Unfortunately, only teens can get in at this rate, so if you think yours still need a chaperone, you’ll have to pay full freight. I’m thinking you could drop your trustworthy teen and go enjoy a great meal somewhere…..really, doesn’t the crowd at the symphony sound like a better bet than the mall? I thought so.
Other area theaters also offer student discounts, and many have all ages “pay as you go,” nights. I’ll have future posts about these opportunities, or just look for the section labeled student, rush, or student rush.
Too far away? Too old? Just scroll one down for South Sound fun for all ages, or head up to the menu bar to find the best of rainy day play!
I have a post coming later about a Pier Peer event. It’s a unique opportunity to see aquatic critters at night, and I got some insider scoop for you yesterday.