Check out Museum programs, events and activities!
**Please Note: The Museum will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 for the annual fundraising event Playing Under the Stars. ***
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Third Thursday of each month 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Member Only Hours:
Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 9 - 10 a.m.
(NARM card holders and Association of Children's Museums reciprocal members receive admission during member-only hours)
The Museum is closed on the following days-
July 4 - Independence Day
September 1-11 - Annual Shine
November 26 - Thanksgiving
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day
January 1 - New Year's Day
The Children's Museum of Tacoma offers Pay As You Will admission. Please pay what you can during your visit to help us ensure that every child gets a chance to play! Your support of Pay As You Will admission means we will be able to serve more families everyday!
Pay As You Will admission is supported by KeyBank.
The Museum also offers a Group Visit program. Groups that visit without a reservation will be charged the basic group visit rate.
PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of all our visitors, only adults accompanied by a child will be allowed in the galleries. We do offer guided tours of the galleries for interested adults based on staffing availability.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer FREE admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. The Children's Museum of Tacoma is proud to welcome Blue Star Museum families free of charge throughout the summer. To find more Blue Star Museums, click here.
1501 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
*Our mailing address is 1501 Pacific Avenue, Suite 202, Tacoma, WA 98402.
The Museum strives to be accessible to all individuals. We have accessible entrances at the Pacific Avenue level and at the Lower Parking Lot level. Loading and unloading is not recommended on the Pacific Avenue level. The Lower Parking lot level does have two guest parking stalls for pick up and drop off – time limit for these stalls is 10 minutes. Once inside the building, there is an elevator on the Lower Level that will take visitors to the Museum on the first floor Pacific Avenue Level.