KidsQuest Children's Museum

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Basic Information

Address: 4091 Factoria Mall SE Bellevue, WA 98006
Phone Number: 425.637.8100
Fax Number: 425.747.7178
Director: Putter Bert, Executive Director

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Education
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: All children and families in the Puget Sound Region
Ages for Volunteer: 14+
Hours of Service: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10-5; Thursday Friday 10-8, Sunday 12-5
Minimum Hours Required: flexible
Days of Service: Tuesday-Sunday
Mission Statement:

KidsQuest Children's Museum creates learning through the power of play and exploration that connects children to their communities and the world.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our Core Values:
Whole Family Learning
Innovation and Leading Edge Learning
Patron Focus
Community Building and Partnership
Fiscal Responsibility

Program History:

The concept for KidsQuest Children's Museum began in 1997 when a group of dedicated volunteers obtained 501(c)(3) status in response to a survey in Eastside Parents Magazine identifying a children's museum as the "most needed facility or service" on the Eastside.

In 2000, a professional Executive Director was hired to guide the museum through the exhibit design phase, to form the overall business plan and focus of the museum and to recruit a dynamic Board of Directors. In 2003, A Capital Campaign Steering Committee led by community leaders was recruited to raise the $3.7 million needed to open the doors of the Museum.

Construction and exhibit fabrication began in the summer of 2005, followed by the opening of the Museum on December 11, 2005, in Factoria Mall in Bellevue. The Museum estimated that the visitation for the first year would be approximately 60,000 based on industry standards. During the first year, KidsQuest had over 160,000 visitors - almost triple the number expected.

KidsQuest now averages approximately 145,000 visitors per year. In 2006, KidsQuest was picked as a Hidden Gem by ParentMap readers. In 2007, KidsQuest was a finalist at the Eastside Business Awards in the Non-Profit/Impact Category.


Volunteer opportunities range from fascilitating daily arts & crafts to helping with large fundraisers.

Additional Information:

Contact Sarah Bigley for further information or to recieve a Volunteer Application.