There’s a new place for West Seattle kids to play! Tomorrow (Friday, December 20th) is the official opening day for Outer Space Seattle, an indoor playspace at 2820 Alki SW. Co-proprietors Caitlin Huertas and Jeff Hammock, both West Seattleites, have been working a long time to make this happen.
Caitlin stresses that Outer Space Seattle is a playspace for kids of all abilities. Part of what makes it that way – a sensory room:
But it also has ways for kids of differing needs to play with everybody else – there are also accessories to address sensory needs elsewhere in the space, as well as an entry point for mobility-challenged kids to play in the equipment.
Now, some basics – Outer Space Seattle is opening just in time for the winter school break, so there’s a special holiday schedule, but then the regular schedule will be 10 am-7 pm Mondays-Thursdays, 10 am-8 pm Fridays-Saturdays, closed Sundays except for private parties. Babies 11 months and under are free, ages 1-3 $9, 4-12 $12. That’s a full day pass, with in-and-out privileges (though if there’s a waitlist you’ll have to get back in line on return – capacity is 45 kids at a time). They sell drinks and snacks, including pizza slices, and expect to have beer, wine, and cider for the grownups starting next month. You’re accountable for supervising your child(ren) while there – it’s not a dropoff child-care facility. Outer Space Seattle officially opens at 4 pm tomorrow, and they want to hear your thoughts once you’ve tried it!