We play in lots of different ways
We truly believe in honoring children and championing play. This is the heart of our mission and is what has led us to create many more offerings and programs that expand our reach beyond just our four walls. We offer programs focused on Art, STEAM, Exceptional Families, and special play days at our museum as well as programs that extend beyond our facility like our popular Play to Learn program across Pierce County, The Muse: A Children’s Center and Preschool Powered by Play.
At the museum
From summer camps to group visits, birthday parties to members-only programs, there’s always something exciting going on at the Museum. You don’t have to be a kid to join in on the fun either — we have ample space to host your next private event. Love the Museum but can’t bring your group to our Pac Ave location? Let us come to you with our Enrichment On the Go program.
In our community
We want every child to have the opportunity to experience the power of play, which is why we offer a number of enrichment programs that extend beyond the walls of the Museum. We believe that by partnering with members of our community we can build stronger bonds with our children, and in so doing we are able to build stronger communities. Find out how you can get involved.
Wee Ones Weekly
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.
PBS Play Date
Second Saturday of each month from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us as we partner with KBTC each month for fun and learning around a selected PBS Kids television show. This is a free, drop in program. Costumed characters do not make an appearance during this program.
*PBS Play Date 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.
Second Thursday of every month, 6 – 8 p.m.
Summer Dates: July 11, Returns in October
The Children’s Museum of Tacoma, together with the Exceptional Families Network’s support group and SPECIAL Families of Pierce County, hosts a monthly evening program for families with children who have special needs.
Advance registration through SPECIAL Families of Pierce County is required for admission of all children into the museum 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 SPECIAL Families of Pierce County at firstname.lastname@example.org.