Golden Age Collectables Olivia Brent

Teen Scene

With museums about computers, pop culture, and pinball—not to mention an epic comic convention—Seattle has something for every teen. 

Golden Age Collectables Olivia Brent

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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