Things To Do In Olympic Park With Kids

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Though Olympic National Park can be quite remote, there are plenty of fun, interactive museums and exhibits for youth of all ages in nearby towns and villages.

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  • Interact with sea creatures on dry land at touch pools in Port Townsend and Port Angeles 
  • See lions, tigers, zebras, and lamas at Olympic Game Farm 
  • Play in the snow at Hurricane Ridge

What can I do at Olympic National Park with my kids?

Rainy Day Activities

  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center: Is rain keeping you and your little ones away from the tide pools? The Port Townsend Marine Science Center has various interactive touch pools featuring various creatures you can find in the wild of Northwest shores. On sunny days, the Marine Center offers various sea life cruises. The Center also offers wildlife tours in the spring, summer, and fall.
  • Arthur D. Feriro Marine Laboratory: Located on the Port Angeles City Pier, the free Arthur D. Feriro Laboratory offers various interactive touch pools and underwater cameras so visitors can experience all of the under the water action.

Get the Kids Outdoors

  • Olympic Game Farm: Featuring lions, tigers, bears (oh my!) and many, many more, Olympic Game Farm, of Sequim, offers self guided animal tours in the summer and guided drive tours year round. Hours and prices vary.
  • Erickson Memorial Park Playfield: Do your kids need to release some energy after the long ferry ride? Erikson Play-field is located just blocks away from downtown Port Angeles, features a multi level maze-like wooden boat, fire station, and space ship play structures. There is also a tree house, climbing wall, and a dragon.

Get a Treat

  • Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Shop is an old fashion ice cream parlor that makes all of its own ice cream, fudge, and truffles on site. This is a spot to reward well behaved children and parents.

Winter Activities

  • Hurricane Ridge is a great place for kids to enjoy the snow, featuring a kid’s snowplay area (for kids 8 and under) and a small downhill ski/snowboard area where lessons are offered on weekends. Check the weather beforehand, as heavy snowfall does close down roads. There is a $10 parking fee.