808 W. Main
(Riverfront Square Lower Level)
Day 3 found us spending the day among friends in Spokane, WA for the city’s annual Hoopfest basketball tournament. The kids and I temporarily escaped the crowds and heat at Mobius Kids, an expansive children’s museum right in the heart of downtown.
Mobius Kids is great for all ages with exhibits including a play city, a construction zone, a Globe theater, and a science lab. Having lived in Spokane several years ago, I can vouch for its growth: not long ago, this museum was a shadow of what it has become. Their “Enchanted Forest” section is perfect for the younger set, and my school-aged kids could have spent all day in the art studio.
If you live in the Northwest, be sure to check to see if any of your local children’s museum memberships qualify you for discounted admission. Ours did!
Extra Tip! If the weather is nice, go from the museum through the back entrance of River Park Square to Riverfront Park, a wonderful city greenbelt with duck ponds, a sky rail, outdoor ice skating (winter) and fun-zone carnival rides (summer).
Date last visited: June 2010.
Distance off the interstate: Five minutes off I-90.
General Admission: $5.75
12 months & younger: Free
Food Services: Many options are at your disposal in the River Park Square complex, including Panda Express, Cruisers burgers, Ben & Jerry’s, and Pizza Rita.
Bathrooms: Located on-site, and on the lower level of River Park Square near the Sawtooth Grill.
Directions: From I-90, take exit 280B to merge onto S Lincoln St. After half a mile, turn right at W Main Ave. The easiest place to park is in the underground parking garage.
Up next: We drive from Washington to Montana and The Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park! Note: Glacier is an ‘unplugged’ destination, so expect a three-day delay in our A Pit Stop a Day series!