Mondays - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Drop in Friday and Saturday mornings for 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.
Member-only power play schedule from 9-10 a.m. each week.
March 23 - Roll with the Changes
March 24 - Scavenger Hunt in a Bottle
March 30 - Marble Art
March 31 - Animal Foot Prints
April 6 - Window Viewers
April 7 - Float, Flink, Sink
April 13 - Amazing Flying Machines
April 14 - Parachute Drop
April 20 - Animal Footprints
April 21 - Twirly Birds
May 4 - Window Finger Painting
May 5 - Parachute Play
May 11 - Bubble Prints
May 12 - Roll with the Changes
May 18 - Fruity Play Dough
May 19 - Marble Art
May 25 - Twirly Birds
May 26 - Not A Box
June 1 - Twirly Birds
June 2 - Coffee Filter Flowers
June 8 - Ping Pong Play
June 9 - Roll With the Changes
June 15 - Amazing Flying Machines
Drop in and enjoy thematic and musical programs perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups during the academic year September - May. Program participation includes 30 minutes of exclusive play in the Museum. No registration required.
Free to Members. Non-Members are $5 per family.
March 19 & 23— U is for Umbrella
March 26 & 30—V is for Vegetable
April 9 to 13 – W is for Whale
April 16 to 20 – X is for Xray
April 23 to 27 – Y is for Yellow
April 30 to May 4 – Z is for Zoo
May 7 to 11 – “ISH”
May 14 to 18 – ABC!
*No WOW April 2 & 6. WOW will also take a break for the summer and return in the fall!
The SOTAbots are a local robotics team combining students from Tacoma School of the Arts, Tacoma Science and Math Institute, and Stewart Middle School. The Team is a part of the FIRST Robotics organization, a worldwide association designed to get young adults involved in engineering. Every year SOTAbots designs and builds several robots to compete in various FIRST challenges. Join SOTAbots at the Museum, along with their robots, to learn more about how they build them and see what they are able to do!
Upcoming SOTAbots Dates:
April 2 from 4 - 5 p.m.
May 7 from 4 - 5 p.m.
Monday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Come explore the Children’s Museum of Tacoma as we create for Story Alive! inspired by the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar written and illustrated by Eric Carle.
Story Alive! is a partner program that includes the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, A Step Ahead Pierce County, Tacoma Public School speech pathologist Lorraine Maida, and Tacoma School of the Arts students. Story Alive! was founded in 2013 and brings storybooks to life three times each year through a combination of immersive environments, puppetry, music, and interpretation.
This program is included with Pay As You Will admission.