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At the Children's Museum of Tacoma we want to ensure that every child and family can come play, so we offer Pay As You Will admission. Please consider making a donation of admission - at any level - when visiting the Museum.
Historically, the Children's Museum of Tacoma has offered free admission through a number of programs: First Fridays Free, Library Passes and Free Market Play days. In 2010, almost 50% of the Museum's visitors took advantage of one of these access programs. One-third of these visitors are low income.
Eliminating cost barriers in conjunction with increasing our size means the Museum has a greater capacity to reach more families, engage more children in playful learning and support more parents.
Pay As You Will admission is supported by KeyBank. Every donation to the program helps us to serve more families in our community. We appreciate your support.
For more information, contact the Museum at 253.627.6031.
Please note: The Museum also offers a Group Visit program. Groups that visit without a reservation will be charged the basic group visit rate.
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.