Washington Attractions July 18, 2022
Visit The Kid-Friendly Pacific Bonsai Museum In Washington, Then Stop For Ice Cream At Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
Federal Way is a suburb of Seattle sitting in King County, Washington, containing an interesting museum and ice cream shop. These two featured attractions go beyond the ordinary offerings from an outdoor fine art gallery exhibiting the ancient Japanese art of shaping trees into potted marvels, to an ice cream shop whipping up mouth-watering concoctions using liquid nitrogen. Are you ready for this fun-filled day?
If you are interested in reconnecting with nature, consider doing so through the living art of bonsai at the
Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way. This elegant, fine art museum is housed in a contemporary outdoor setting.
Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 South 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98003, USA
In the most diverse collection in North America, it holds more than 150 bonsai from China, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and the U.S.
Recognized on a national level, the museum is a World Bonsai Friendship Federation Cooperation Center seeking to make aware the public bonsai institutions that support the bonsai.
Featuring a rotating display of 60 trees out of the inventory, this public space is open six days a week.
In this unique and beautiful place, the public is offered traditional and contemporary exhibitions, educational programs, a members-only reading room, tours, public events, and field trips.
Painting classes sometimes visit the museum using the enchanting trees as subjects.
Such as this lovely specimen, the Elephant Bush (Portulacariaafra), which has been in training since 1960. Cultivating bonsai is a traditional Japanese art.
The original artist of this tree is Edwin Nishida.
Training bonsai comes in different techniques with regular-scheduled maintenance involving pruning to maintain and refine the shape.
This flowering plum (Prunus pissardii) has been in training as a bonsai since 1967, by artist John Yoshio Naka.
After the delightful and inspiring visit to the museum, it's time for some ice cream.
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, 31653 Pacific Hwy S Suite A, Federal Way, WA 98003, USA
Or try some yogurt with vegan options. All made-to-order creations are flash-frozen.
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream is an ice cream shop on steroids.
Using the science behind cryogenics and by using liquid nitrogen your ice cream is created here. In physics, cryogenics is the production and behavior of materials at very low temperatures.
And pies are available too in your choice of flavor combinations.
Pick up one of these beauties for a holiday party.
Italian ice anyone? This exciting flavor burst is light and dairy-free. What a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.
The menu offers ideas for sundae "Sensations," such as this Mass Mocha Madness.
This yummy concoction comes with mocha, chocolate, heath, and almond bits drizzled with chocolate syrup. Or you can create your own combination.
Hopefully, you are inspired to visit the kid-friendly
Pacific Bonsai Museum and enjoy some delicious treats later at Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream. And if you are craving some more treats, check out the story of the first Cinnabon store which opened in Federal Way.
Address: Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, 31653 Pacific Hwy S Suite A, Federal Way, WA 98003, USA Address: Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 South 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98003, USA