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Available online at depositagift.com.
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
What: Give winter a final kick in the pants by visiting one of the festival’s eleven fields of tulips.
Why: Experience real flower power.
When: Thru Apr. 30. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959).
Spring Break Dance Party
What: Kids of all ages boogie-woogie to jams pumping throughout the museum.
Why: Put that extra energy somewhere other than your living room.
When: Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m.
Where: The Children’s Museum, 305 Harrison St. (206-441-1768).
Paws -On Science
What: Budding Einsteins learn directly from University of Washington scientists during workshops and live demonstrations.
Why: Discover underwater volcanoes and find new ways to detect cooties.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave. N. (206-443-2001).