Every Tuesday morning from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
The Museum is open every Tuesday morning* exclusively for families with children who have special needs. This family program is drop in, with no reservation required. Admission is Pay As You Will. For more information, contact Miranda Owen at email@example.com or 253.627.6031 ext. 228.
Watch Northwest Now on KBTC and learn more about the program.
Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities lead by a PlayGuide.
Daily at 11 a.m.
Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity!
Daily 3 - 4 p.m.
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.
Monday for Members, Friday for Everyone
Free to Members. Non-Members are $5 per family.
Monday September 23 & Friday September 27 - A is for Apple
Monday September 30 - B is for Bumble Bees
Friday October 11 - C is for Cats
Monday October 14 & Friday October 18 - D is for Dogs
Monday October 21 & Friday October 25 - E is for Emotions
Monday October 28 & Friday November 1 - F is for Fall
Monday November 4 & Friday November 8 - G is for Green
Monday November 18 & Friday November 22 - H is for Hedgehog
Monday December 2 & Friday December 6 - I is for Ish
Monday December 9 & Friday December 13 - J is for Joy
Monday December 16 & Friday December 20 - K is for Kindness
Second Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
Upcoming Dates: October 10 | November 14 | December 12
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.
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.
October 12 - Curious George
November 9 - Sesame Street
December 14 - Clifford
Upcoming Dates: October 2 | November 6 | December 4
Times: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Come meet other caregivers who are raising relative children not theirs by birth. Share a snack, learn about resources, talk about challenges and opportunities while the kids play at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma.
Kinship Caregivers include grandparents, aunts & uncles, siblings, cousins, godparents, stepparents, and fictive kin.
For more information or to register please call Tamie Nielsen 253-565-4484
Thursday, September 26 I- Labs: Module 5: Understanding Emotions from 6-8 pm,
Module 12-Temperament in Early Childhood from 7-8 pm,
Thursday, October Thursday, October 24th- I -Labs: Module 12: Temperament in Early Childhood Emotions Coaching, from 6-8 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma and Tacoma Art Museum are excited to partner to provide whole family engagement, connecting our youngest visitors through the arts. The Children's Museum will highlight works from TAM’s installation of Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Their Circle: French Impressionism and the Northwest. Impressionists set out to capture moments in time using fast and loose brush strokes. Just like the Impressionists, visitors will be inspired by light, color, and movement. Families are then invited to visit Tacoma Art Museum to experience these works of art in person, through the use of a free Family Access Pass. This partnership provides free TAM admission for up to 500 families a year.