Children can drive a replica of a Sound Transit train on a large train table in the Sound Transit exhibit at the Seattle Children’s Museum. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit
The Seattle Children’s Museum (305 Harrison St.) is completing a new Sound Transit Station exhibit to give kids a chance to learn about public transit and picture the excitement of riding or operating a train. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
The exhibit is currently open in a testing phase. Enabled by $9,600 in Sound Transit funding, the exhibit welcomes kids to step up to a large train table to drive a replica of the Sound Transit lines. Families can also stop for a photo opportunity, capturing themselves “inside” a Sound Transit train. Zap Gridlock, Sound Transit’s traffic-fighting superhero mascot, will be on hand.
Regular admission rates apply during the Jan. 11 opening. Following the ribbon cutting, families can play inside the exhibit, join in additional educational programs and explore the rest of the museum.
For more information, visit thechildrensmuseum.org.