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.
Through October 31
Hop aboard Voyager as you travel around the world, importing and exporting market fresh cargo. Assist your fellow travelers to safely transport and deliver your produce from near and far.
Through December 15
Join artists of all ages to create small and large scale collaborative art experiences that are wonderfully wacky. Exploring a wide range of traditional and unexpected materials encourages children to observe, investigate, and marvel at new discoveries.
December 16 – February 28
Working with watercolor paint is immediate and dramatic, stirring wonder and mystery. In learning the language of watercolor, artists of all ages will:
Become familiar with the paper, paints and brushes needed for creative endeavors.
Experiment with watercolor pallets, liquid watercolor paints, and watercolor pencils.
Observe the lines and gliding movements that different brushes create on paper.
Witness what happens when colors mix and interact with other visual media.
And explore playful ways to apply watercolor to paper by dripping, blowing, smearing and splattering the paint.