At the Children’s Museum of Tacoma we believe play is the elemental component of children’s learning. Our new specially designed museum experience engages young children and their adult caregivers in self-directed play through innovative design that celebrates imagination and encourages creativity.
The museum’s playscapes and programs support children’s growth through play by addressing age-appropriate development, especially in the areas of creativity, social and emotional skills, cognitive and critical thinking skills, gross and fine motor development, and early literacy learning.
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.
Enter into Box Inventions with curious and creative abandon as you play, build, and more! Revel in the untapped creative potential of cardboard in various sizes, shapes and forms. What possibilities will you discover?
Box Inventions is generously sponsored by Allpak Trojan.
To learn more at home, download the Invitation to Play for Box Inventions.
Open through August 2014
Wonder and curiosity abound as you interact with the light in its different forms. Overhead projectors produce beautiful, vibrant images rich with opportunities for experimentation and manipulation. Through a variety of materials, explore concepts of translucency, opaqueness, transparency and sheer delight.
Be inspired by the rich beauty and texture of working with natural and recycled materials. Create assemblage collages using a plethora of sustainable supplies and collaborate with fellow artists to design whimsical, larger than life sculptures inspired by the world outdoors.
Invitations to Play highlight the play and learning that takes place in each of the Museum's playscapes by providing adults with prompts and resources to further engage children. This Invitation to Play for Becka's Studio includes activities as a way to extend the Museum experience beyond our doors.