Check out Museum programs, events and activities!
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Third Thursday of each month 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Member Only Hours:
Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 9 - 10 a.m.
May 25 – Sept 25, the Museum closes at 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
(NARM card holders and Association of Children's Museums reciprocal members receive admission during member-only hours)
The Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the following days-
March 30-April 3 - Tacoma Public Schools Spring Break
May 25 - Memorial Day
The Museum is closed on the following days-
April 5 - Easter Sunday
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.
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.