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Good ideas for a cold, rainy January day

A list of good places to go and things to do on a rainy day around Puget Sound.

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It's January on Puget Sound. Looking for something to do on a cold, rainy day? Try these good ideas:

Woodland Park Zoo

Rainy Day Tour

Seattle The zoo provides a Rainy Day Tour map for its indoor and covered attractions including the African Savanna/African Village, Discovery Barn, Bug World, warm Tropical Rain Forest, Tropical Asian, Food Pavilion and Zoomazium play space for kids, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.50, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle The waters of Puget Sound and around the world exhibits including Sound to Mountains with interactive marsh mural, Underwater Dome and Pacific Coral Reef, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Pier 59, Waterfront Park, Seattle; $12-$19, ages 3 and younger free; or combined with Argosy Harbor Cruise, $12-$30 (206-386-4320 or

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle Warm Victorian-style greenhouse with cactuses, succulents, bromeliads and orchids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; free, donations suggested (206-684-4743 or

Washington Park Arboretum

Seattle Seasonal highlights include Winter Garden, dawn to dusk daily, Graham Visitors Center open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Seattle Parks and Recreation indoor pools

Seattle All offer swim lessons for all ages, public swims and exercise classes;

• Ballard Pool with rope swing, slide, spa, 1471 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-684-4094);

• Evans Pool with sauna, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-4961);

• Medgar Evers Pool with rope swing, sauna, 500 23rd Ave., Seattle (206-684-4766);

• Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle (206-684-4979);

• Meadowbrook Pool with rope swing, 10515 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-4989);

• Queen Anne Pool with rope swing, sauna, 1920 First Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-4282);

• Southwest Pool with sauna, spa, slide, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle (206-684-7440).

Bellevue Aquatic Center

Bellevue Two pools for public swims, lessons and exercise classes, the Blue Lagoon pool, lap lanes, diving tank, slide, Warm Springs therapy and rehabilitation pool; Bellevue Aquatic Center, 601 143rd Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-452-4444).

Funtasia Family Fun Park

Edmonds Family amusement park with miniature golf, bumper cars, video games, kiddie playland, laser tag, restaurant, batting cages and outdoor go-carts, noon-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, hours subject to change, 7212 220th St. S.W., Edmonds; no admission fee, charges for attractions vary (425-775-2174 or

Family Fun Center

Tukwila Attractions including go-carts, miniature golf, batting cages, rock-climbing wall, laser tag, video arcade and restaurant, noon-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 7300 Fun Center Way, Tukwila; free admission, price varies for activities (425-228-7300 or

Macadam Winter Garden

Tukwila Showcase for winter blooming plants, open daylight hours daily, South 144th Street and Macadam Road, Tukwila (206-768-2822 or

King County Aquatic Center

Federal Way Competitive events, swim lessons, public swims, exercise classes, specialized water sports training, Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, 650 S.W. Campus Drive, Federal Way (206-296-4444 or

Seymour Conservatory

Tacoma Victorian-style 1908 conservatory with more than 200 species of exotic tropical plants and rotating floral exhibits, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma; suggested donation $4 (253-591-5330 or

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Eatonville Tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area to see animals in forests, wetlands and meadows, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville, $8-$17 (360-832-6117 or

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