There will be no WOW on November 19 and 23, and on December 24, 28 and 31.
Times: Mondays - Members Only 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Fridays 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Cost: Members Free!
$15 per family of 4, $5 for additional siblings.
Drop in and enjoy thematic and musical programs perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups. Program participation includes 30 minutes of exclusive play in the Museum.
No registration required.
Contact Deean Marsh, Program Manager, for more information.
Click On An Upcoming Sparks Theme To Register:
September 8 - Sid the Science Kid with KBTC*
September 15 - "Spray" Painting
September 22 - Crackle Painting
September 29 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Art!
October 13 - Daniel Tiger with KBTC*
November 10 - Fetch! with KBTC*
December 8 - Electric Company with KBTC*
*Select Sparks programs are presented in partnership with KBTC and are funded by a Ready To Learn grant (PR/AWARD No. U295A100025, CFDA No. 84.295A) provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The PBS KIDS logo is a registered mark of PBS and is used with permission.
Times: Third Friday of every month. 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10% discount.
Do you need a night out? Then let us entertain and play with your children in a safe and fun environment. Sign up for “Parents Night Out” and treat yourself and your kids to some fun. While at the Museum, your child will play games, explore the playscapes, create works of art and enjoy pizza and treats! Ages 3-10 (Must be able to use toilet independently).
Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! For more information please contact Alysia Jines, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-627-6031 ext 226.
Call us at 253.627.6031 ext. 236, Wednesday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. or email email@example.com.
Let your creativity take flight with artist Debby Boland Watt in our Birding by Ear workshops. These sensory rich workshops will explore the creative process as children listen to birds, feel feathers, and create their own three dimensional representation. The workshops welcome both typically developing children and those with vision loss or other special needs.
Materials on loan from the University of Puget Sound Slater Museum of Natural History will support this creative process. Objects created in these workshops will be displayed in the museum.
The workshops are designed for a variety of children. There are three options to bring either early elementary aged children, children with vision loss or other special needs, or preschool age children. See the information below for a description of each workshop option.
Debby Boland Watt has worked for Tacoma Public Schools in the area of Special Education for over 15 years and holds an Interdisciplinary Arts Degree (MFA). Birding by Ear is the first of a series of classes to be offered hosting creative accommodations that foster learning on both an academic and intuitive level for both populations with cognitive and/or physical challenges and for typically developing children.
Thursday, October 18 – 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
For children 6 - 12 year old to come spend some time in the museum birding by ear while parents join in on Art Walk or as they play in the museum with a younger child. This is a drop off program. Parent’s are not required to attend, but are welcome. Please contact Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child has any special needs.
Monday, October 29 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
For children with low or limited vision, their siblings, and their caregiver. Parent’s or caregivers are required to attend the workshop. Please contact Katrina at email@example.com if your child has any special needs.
Saturday, November 3 – 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
For children 3-5 and their parent or caregiver to explore birding by ear together. Parent’s or caregivers are required to attend the workshop. Please contact Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child has any special needs.
Cost: $15 per family of four.