The Arts and Museums
Artistic opportunities from theater to music to dance and more are no strangers to Snohomish County residents.
Edmonds Summer Concerts
Every July and August the City of Edmonds Arts Commission presents free outdoor concerts from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at City Park; from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Hazel Miller Plaza; and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fifth Avenue South at Maple Street.
Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201 425-257-8600
One of the premier performing arts spaces in Snohomish County, the Everett Performing Arts Center (EPAC) embraces a 500-plus-seat auditorium with a proscenium stage, full theatrical lighting and sound systems, an orchestra pit, a rigging and fly system, wing space, a shop and costume facilities. Along with the auditorium, EPAC has a multipurpose community room and spacious lobby, making it ideal for a range of activities.
Everett Philharmonic Orchestra
P.O. Box 1751
Everett, WA 98206 206-270-9729
The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Everett Civic Auditorium and Everett Presbyterian Church. The musicians from various professional backgrounds are united by their passion for performing symphonic music. Under the baton of Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, this group has played together for more than 25 years.
Historic Everett Theatre
2911 Colby Ave.
Everett, WA 98201 425-258-6766
Opened in 1901, this performance space is a historical community gem saved from the wrecking ball by dedicated residents who donated their time, money and enthusiasm to make sure Everett didn’t lose one of its most recognizable downtown buildings. There is always something new and exciting going on at the Historic Everett Theatre, from concerts by world-famous entertainers to live theater productions with the theater’s own Outcast Players. Box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-2424
Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. The company of nearly 50 dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle and on tours ranging throughout the United States and internationally, to Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Canada.
Learn about Washington’s history and cultural contributions by visiting one of the many local museums or attractions.
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
3407 109th St. SW
Everett, WA 98204 206-342-4242
The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum can be found at the southeast corner of Paine Field in Everett, Washington. On display in a 51,000-square-foot hangar, the Flying Heritage is a private collection of great rarity, not a formal museum. Visitors of all ages can get up close and personal to these treasures of the sky, and learn how innovators and innovations of the past led the way to modern aviation and aerospace technologies. Hours vary by season; visit the website for more information.
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
8415 Paine Field Blvd.
Mukilteo, WA 98275
The Future of Flight Aviation Center is the sole public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America. It is the starting point for the Boeing Tour of part of the aircraft giant’s Everett production facility that builds the 747, 777 and 787 jets. The museum includes a 28,000-square-foot gallery filled with static and interactive exhibits and displays, as well as a 240-seat theater, cafe and shops. Hours vary by season; check the website for more information.
Imagine Children’s Museum
1502 Wall St.
Everett, WA 98201 425-258-1006
The Imagine Children’s Museum promotes the power of play: learning and growing by doing what every child loves to do best — play! Interactive exhibits and activities encourage children from ages 1 through 12 and their families to role-play, experiment, splash, think, wander and create together. Visit the museum’s website for information on hours, admission and special no-fee or discount nights.
Museum of Pop Culture
325 Fifth Ave. N at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109 206-770-2700
The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, (formerly known as EMP Museum) has plenty for visitors, including interactive activity stations where they can perform music before a virtual audience, sound sculpture and lots of educational resources. The 140,000-square-foot Frank O. Gehry-designed facility is home to exhibits that cover pop culture, from the art of fantasy, horror cinema and video games to science fiction, literature and costumes from screen and stage. Hours vary by season; check the website for more information.
400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2100
Located at the base of Queen Anne Hill, the Seattle Center developed from the site of the 1962 World’s Fair into a 74-acre, year-round convention and family entertainment hub for the city, with the Space Needle its most famous landmark. The observation tower stands 605 feet high and offers visitors 360-degree views from the observation deck 520 feet aloft. From the rotating restaurant, diners can enjoy the panoramic Seattle skyline, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and the surrounding islands. Visit the website for hours and tickets.