Earn some computing cred at Living Computers: Museum + Labs (*2245 First Ave S; livingcomputers.org), a mecca for all things tech. Visitors can tinker with robots, test out virtual reality, see vintage mainframes, and learn about self-driving cars in this collection assembled by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.
Keep the old-school vibe going at Seattle Pinball Museum (*508 Maynard Ave S; seattlepinball
museum.com) in the Chinatown–International District. Teens sip sodas (parents, you can order a beer) while playing 50-plus classic pinball games.
For some more mainstream fun, venture to the Museum of Pop Culture (*325 Fifth Ave N; mopop.org) or MoPOP. Exhibits cover everything from grunge and rock music to sci-fi, fantasy worlds, and TV favorites. As an added bonus, a free TeenTix (teentix.org) pass allows your teen a discounted $5 day-of admission into MoPOP.
There is a plethora of comic book stores in town for superhero fans, and Golden Age Collectables (1501 Pike Pl; goldenagecollectables.com) is a perennial favorite with its vast selection of comic books, games, and action figures deep in the belly of Pike Place Market. Fantagraphics (1201 S Vale St; fantagraphics.com) in Georgetown is another must for its contemporary graphic novels and classic comics. And if you time your visit right, Emerald City Comic Con (Mar 1–4; emeraldcitycomiccon.com) may just be the perfect event to find a geeky fellowship
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