Best military discounts for family fun in Puget Sound.

In some recent research, Washington Military Resource Media found that 90 percent of military families look for military discounts before deciding to visit a store, location or company. With military discounts weighing so heavily on a family’s decision to buy, we decided to compile a list of the best military discounts in Tacoma and Seattle for military families to have some weekend fun.

Northwest Trek

Get your family eye-to-eye with moose, bears and mountain lions while spending time outdoors and moving. One of the most popular family destinations in Washington, the Northwest Trek offers special events, like the “Feeding Frenzy” coming up August 13-14 where kids can watch the animals along the trek get fed and taken care of close-up, as well as educational day trips and party options.

Adults (ages 13 – 64) $17.75 Seniors (ages 65+) $16.25 Youth (ages 5 – 12) $11.25 Tots (ages 3 & 4) $8.25 2 and Under Free

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

The combined zoo and aquarium in Tacoma hosts monkeys, bears, sharks and every animal you’d never see walking the streets. Like the Northwest Trek, Point Defiance offers tours, educational events and party options.

35fe5e4Military members/families each receive $2 off regular admission prices.

Museum of Glass in Tacoma

The 75,000 foot art museum might need to be saved for older kids, but the hand-blown sculptures will take your breath away. Visit today to check out glass sculptures, watch live glass-making or buy some beautiful pieces for your home. If you fall in love with the art, the museum also can get you involved in glass-blowing classes.

$10 admission (regularly $12) for military members with ID.

Pacific Science Center

The Pacific Science Center in Seattle has it all: robots, animatronic dinosaurs, body displays, IMAX movies, a butterfly house, a space display, a planetarium, snakes, bugs, a tidal pool and child play areas. The Pacific Science Center may be one of the most small-children-friendly day trips a family can take.

The fabulous Pacific Science Center offers discounted admission for military members and their families.

Mariners at Safeco Field

Baseball. Mariners. Food. Fun. Enough said.

Military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats on all Sunday-Thursday home games (excludes Opening Night). Available at the Safeco Field Box Office and Mariners Team Stores only with valid Military ID. Limit 4 per hero per game. Receive 10% off regular price merchandise every day at the Mariners Team Store with a valid Military ID. Plus, every Tuesday is a “Double Discount Day” where Military receive 20% off regular price merchandise. Some restrictions apply, see store for details. Visit this link for dates where the game discounts are applicable.

Museum of Flight

This is a whole-day trip. The Museum of Flight in Seattle is absolutely gigantic. Take your family and look at planes from all eras and places. There are plan areas where kids can pretend they’re flying small planes or participate in a flight-related craft activity. There’s also a control tower where you and your family can hear and see actual flight controllers from Boeing Field as they land the planes nearby.

Active Military $15 (regular admission for adults is $18).

Get up, get dressed and take your family on a day-cation to one of the many family-friendly


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