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.
March 27 – July 7, 2013
In collaboration with the Tacoma Art Museum’s exhibition, Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma presents Eric Carle-themed activities in Rubber Ducktastic. Based on one of our favorite Carle books “10 Little Rubber Ducks” the Museum is ducktastic from top to bottom.
Art activities include painted paper collage (like Carle used for the artwork in many of his books), caterpillar-ish weaving, creature-ish building, and printmaking in Becka’s Studio. Playscapes include a ducktastic extravaganza…picture duck-filled Water, a sensory pit full of ducks, duck cargo in Voyager, and more and more ducks!
Rubber Ducktastic is supported by Toysmith.
If you've already played in our playscapes, click here to let us know about your experience.