Check out Museum programs, events and activities!
For additional information about all of our programs, contact Katrina Torres at email@example.com or 253.627.6031 ext. 236.
Mondays, Members Only from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Fridays, Open to the public from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
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.
The last two sessions of WOW before summer break are May 20 and 24. Cost: Members Free! $15 per family of 4, $5 for additional siblings. No registration required.
The First and Third Friday of every month. 6 - 9 p.m.
Need a night out? Let us entertain your children in a safe and fun environment.
Cost: $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10% discount. PNO is most appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly!
Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
Ever wonder how baristas are able to create beautiful patterns in your latte? Wonder no more! Come join the baristas of Café Play during Third Thursday ArtMingle as they demonstrate how to create patterns in a playful atmosphere. Café Play carries quality Stumptown coffee. Yum! This is a FREE program. Learn more about Café Play.
Come explore the wonderful world of tea with Café Play! During Third Thursday ArtMingle, Café Play will have tasty teas to sample and enjoy. Café Play carries products from local tea shop Mad Hat Tea Company. This is a FREE program. Learn more about Café Play.
Saturdays from 9 - 10 a.m.
Drop in Saturdays during the Member's Only Hour as Museum staff provide an invitation to explore a facilitated play experience in one of the Museum's five Playscapes.
Cost: Free to members. You must be a Museum Member to participate in Power Plays. For more information on becoming a member click here.
Upcoming Power Play Themes
March 16 – Shades of Green in Becka’s Studio
March 23 – Flashlight Fun in Woods
March 30 – Oobleck in Becka’s Studio
April 6 – Scavenger Hunt in Woods
April 13 – Float, Sink & Flink in Water
April 20 – Spin Art in Becka’s Studio
April 27 – Parachute Drop on Voyager
May 4 – Not a Box Structures in Invention
May 11 – Story Time in Woods
May 18 – Ping Pong Races in Water
May 25 - Marble Prints in Becka’s Studio
June 1 – Traveler Telescopes on Voyager
June 8 – Parachute Play in Invention
June 29 – Flashlight Fun in Woods
Second Saturday of each month, 10 - 11 a.m.
Join us as we partner with KBTC each month for fun and learning around a selected KBTC television show. Cost: Free.
Registration is required and spaces are limited. Registration opens the Monday prior to each event. Click on an upcoming Sparks theme to register.
May 11 – Wild Kratts make up session for previously canceled event.
June 8 – The Cat in the Hat
July 13 – SID the Science Kid
August 10 – The Electric Company
September 14 – Dinosaur Train
*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. Programs in association with KBTC are FREE to all participants.The PBS KIDS logo is a registered mark of PBS and is used with permission.
June 1 and 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Pay As You Will admission
Join us as we focus on childhood literacy. Enjoy story times daily with Daffodil Royalty, and Rhubarb from the Tacoma Rainiers acting out story time! Lily the Ladybug Librarian will be greeting kids, and Pierce County and Tacoma libraries will be available to sign up children and families for library cards. Supplies and instructions will be provided for parents and children to build literacy kits or make book marks. United Way of Pierce County will have information about Launch into Literacy and donations to support buying books will be accepted. This is event is open to all children, no registration is required. Presented by United Way of Pierce County.
Second Thursday of every month. 6 - 8 p.m.
The Children's Museum of Tacoma, together with the Exceptional Families Network's support group, SPECIAL Families of Pierce County, will host a monthly evening program for families with children who have special needs.
Cost: Free. Pay As You Will donations will be accepted if families wish to donate. Registration: Advance registration through SPECIAL Families of Pierce County is required for admission of all children into the museum galleries on workshop nights. Parents will need to complete an online intake form for each child they plan to bring. To request an intake form and register your child, please contact Dena Radcliffe from SPECIAL Families of Pierce County at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to attend without your child an RSVP is preferred but not required.
For More Information: Angela Fish Exceptional Families Network and SPECIAL Families of Pierce County email@example.com.