Become Part of Something Big

Become Part of Something Big

Members help make the Museum accessible for every family in our community

Membership is a partnership in our mission.

Members play more! Become a member of the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, and not only receive a great amount of benefits, discounts, member parking, and special programming, but support the Museum’s commitment to access to play for our community.

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We asked children in our museum: If you could give children of the world one gift, what would it be?

The value of being a member

Support the Museum

By becoming a member, you are supporting the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Greentrike and all of its programs. Members help ensure that admission to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma stays Pay As You Will and accessible for all families in our community.

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Museum Benefits

Members receive many Museum benefits, including but not limited to, exclusive member-only play hours and programs, member parking, invitations to special events, and discounts on program and camp registrations.

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Community Benefits

A Children’s Museum of Tacoma membership includes benefits within our community, we call these partners Gnarkles’ Circle of Friends. Our partner organizations and businesses offer special benefits and discounts for our members. Our full list of community benefits are listed below!

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Membership Levels

Cost: $115 per year
– Exclusive member-only admission every Monday, excluding holidays that the Museum is open to the public

– Free member-only Wee Ones Weekly or other playful programs every Monday.

– Free admission to Friday and Saturday morning playful programs.

– Discounts on workshops, programs, birthday parties, camps, and museum merchandise.

– Invitations to Museum special events.

– 25% off admission to 20 Northwest youth museums. (NWAYM)

– Free member parking in the lot adjacent to the Museum.

– Benefits from community businesses in Gnarkles’ Circle of Friends

Purchase a Playful Membership here!

Cost: $140 per year

– Exclusive member-only admission every Monday, excluding holidays that the Museum is open to the public

– Free member-only Wee Ones Weekly or other playful programs every Monday.

– Free admission to Friday and Saturday morning playful programs.

– Discounts on workshops, programs, birthday parties, camps, and museum merchandise.

– Invitations to Museum special events.

– 25% off admission for up to 4 guests at 20 participating Northwest Youth Museums. (NWAYM)

– Free member parking in the lot adjacent to the Museum.

– Benefits from community businesses in Gnarkles’ Circle of Friends

– Membership to the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network

– Member-rate admission at over 500 participating North American Reciprocal Museum institutions, including Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass.

Purchase a Little Travelers Membership here!

Designated for donors who gift over $1000 during one fiscal year.

– All benefits of the Little Traveler’s membership.

– Special invitations to exclusive engagements such as tours, preview parties and the annual Museum Party

– Recognition on the Museum’s website, the annual report and on the lobby screen

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is proud to support our community by providing free memberships for all foster care families in Pierce County. To sign up a foster family for a free membership visit the Admissions Desk at the Museum and bring your guardianship documentation.

We partner with amazing businesses within our community to offer our members discounts or perks when you visit them. Most perks require showing your digital membership card as verification of membership.

Free kids meals at Tacoma location Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Tacoma.

Free mini cupcake from Hello Cupcake.

Discounted tickets for Wild Waves Theme and Water Park.

Receive one free shoe and chalk bag rental with a regular day pass at Climb Tacoma.

Receive 10% off merchandise at Channing Baby & Co.

Receive a free kids’ cup or cone at Bliss Small Batch Creamery.

Receive 50% off regular season tickets at Tacoma Stars.

Receive 50% off merchandise, classes, events, and series at Yoga Wild.

Receive a one time 10% off on workshops, events, and more at Tuladhara Yoga.

Receive 15% off at party order of cotton candy at Sweetly Spun A Cotton Candy Company.

Receive 50% of The Pod Works space rentals.

Receive a one week trial to Fit4Mom Stroller Strides Program, 15% off the Body Back program, and 10% off Run Club at Fit4Mom Tacoma/Gig Harbor.

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