GeekWire Calendar: Family events

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I Dig Dinos: Flight and Feathers

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The sky’s the limit for our very first I Dig Dinos program at the New Burke! Bring your budding paleontologist to explore fossilized fun at five hands-on stations designed especially for early learners. Dress-up like a pterosaur, make your own pterodactyl flyer, dig up theropod fossils, and learn how feathered dinosaurs evolved into today’s birds! Hold fossils and casts at the touch table, make scientific discoveries in the dig pit, engage in dramatic play, try our dino/not dino sorting game,…

NerdFaire Con 2020

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Join us for our 2nd annual NerdFaire Con! We're taking over the Lynnwood Convention Center! Your addmission gets you into NerdFaire to enjoy gaming, gaming demos, panels, workshops, story times, musical entertainment, cosplay contests, and more. Registration and Will call starts at 8am Show Floor, Panels, Workshops, and Gaming run from 10am to 6pm upstairs and downstairs. Cosplay Contest runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm; starting with Kids, followed by beginner, and ending with Advanced cosplays. Storytime with Cosplay Characters run…

Oregon Symphony Presents Game ON!

February 1 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring concert premieres from 14 blockbuster video games, including World of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, Overwatch, and more, Game ON! combines unrivaled, world-class symphonic arrangements with stunning in-game HD videos and never-before-seen concept art. When: February 1, 2020 (7:30 p.m.) Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 Tickets: Available at

Exploration For All

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Exploration for All invites all families affected by autism to explore Pacific Science Center during a special free morning or evening visit before or after we open to the public. Experience exhibits without heavy crowds, softened general lighting, and decreased noise levels and visual stimulation wherever possible.

AAAS Family Science Days

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

AAAS Family Science Days is a free public science event that offers an array of hands-on family and child-friendly activities. The 2020 AAAS Family Science Days event will be held Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Seattle, WA. The schedule includes a sensory-friendly hour on Sunday, February 16 at 11am-12pm. Family Science Days features interactive booths appropriate for K-12 children and their families, highlighting diverse areas of…

Emerald City Comic-Con

March 12 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

Emerald City Comic Con is the destination comic and pop culture show for the Pacific Northwest. ECCC delivers the best that the comics and pop culture industry has to offer directly from the creators, bringing super fans exactly what they crave: interaction with quality content and guests and an inclusive space to celebrate their fandom.

Crypticon Seattle

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Crypticon will fill the DoubleTree with hundreds of gorehounds, bloodsluts, zombbros, and creepazoids. Dress up and enter the cosplay contest, compete in the writing and horror makeup competitions, browse haunted Cthulhu/zombie/vampire/etc. goods, and party on the 13th floor.

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