Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo)! Spring has nearly sprung, and we’ve got plenty of ideas for things to do in Seattle over the next few months. From reliving the moon landing, to frolicking in botanical gardens, we’ve got the scoop on all the local happenings. If you are looking for spring break planning, check out our handy spring break guide.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission at The Museum of Flight – April 13th

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

You won’t want to miss this one. Traveling to The Museum of Flight all the way from the Smithsonian Institution, it is here that Destination Moon makes its only West Coast appearance! The exhibit features original artifacts from the first manned mission like the NASA Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, as well as interactive and informative sections. Don’t wait! Get your tickets now.

Crypticon – May 3-5

Cosplayers dressed as red demons

The largest horror convention in the Pacific Northwest returns to Seattle Southside! Opening on May 3rd at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport and lasting through Sunday, Crypticon is a convention unlike any other. Meet celebrity guests like William B. Davis from The X-Files and Ray Wise from Twin Peaks, watch the latest premieres of the horror genre, and purchase gifts and collectibles on the exhibitor floor. Get your tickets now and be one of the expected 5000+ attendees at the creepiest party in the Northwest!

Backyard Wildlife Festival – May 11

Kids playing with bubblesCelebrate the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest at this family-friendly community event. The annual Backyard Wildlife Festival in Tukwila is a FREE event exploring the wonderful plant and animal life in our own backyard. There will be music, art, gardening lessons, crafts, plant vendors, and face painting.

Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens – Ongoing

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, SeaTac

Spring is the time to visit the beautiful Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens. As always, admission is FREE, and the colorful garden is in full bloom. In the spring, don’t miss Elda Behm’s Paradise Garden for a look at a wide variety of exotic, tropical flowers. After that, walk down the hill to the beautiful and traditional Seike Japanese Garden.

Seattle Seawolves – Ongoing

Seawolves rugby player catching ball

The rugby craze has returned to Seattle Southside! In addition to America’s Rugby Championship games in early March, the Major League Rugby Champion Seattle Seawolves are in the midst of their second season playing at Starfire Stadium. Last year, the Seawolves sold out every single home game in the season. It’s looking like they’re going to do it again so get your tickets now, before they’re all gone!