School's Out for Summer


School may out for the summer, yet there are plenty of activities and events to keep the entire family busy and get that much anticipated sunshine.  The following are some recommendations from your Auburn Concierge that are low cost or free!


Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting the cow, chickens, and mini donkeys and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved farms in King County! FREE

Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-5PM thru Aug. 26th.  28728 Green River Road SE, Kent 98030


An elegant Victorian home of days gone by, Neely Mansion has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Constructed in 1894 by pioneer Aaron Neely whose family arrived via the Oregon Trail. The Neely Mansion was home to Swiss, Japanese, and Filipino immigrant families. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children.

Open Saturdays 1PM-5PM thru Aug. 26th.  12303 SE Auburn- Black Diamond Road 98092


Stay cool on those warm sunny days at this expansive and naturally shaded park, play area, rock wall, bocce courts, and spray park. The park is conveniently located in the same area as the library and the White River Valley Museum. FREE  

910 9th St SE, Auburn 98092


Auburn's history complete with interactive stations where play is encouraged and learning is fun. $5 for adults, $2 for children and seniors.Every First Thursday and Third Sunday Admission is free! Wednesday - Sunday, 12PM - 4PM; every First Thursday from 6PM - 8PM. Special crafts and activities at the Late Play Date at the Museum the First Thursday from 6PM - 8PM.

Hooked on History! Free activities from 10:30AM - 11:30AM with a new theme each week:

July 11 - Pacific Island Party

July 18 - Little Artists

July 25 - Early Explorers of Washington

Aug  1 -  Fables and Fairy Tales

Hooked on History is made possible by the Wyman Youth Trust

918 9th St SE, Auburn 98092


An exciting FREE children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park! Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered at all events throughout the series. 

After each performance, head to the climbing wall for 'Get Outside & Climb', from 1:00-3:00 PM.  Unlimited climbing for $5 ($6 non-residents), ages 4 and older.  Wristbands available in the Community & Event Center.  Belayers, instruction and all equipment is provided.

Hooked on History! Free activities from 10:30AM - 11:30AM with a new theme each week:

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910 9th St SE, Auburn 98092