The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and has special extended hours until 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month for the city’s Artwalk program. Admission to the museum is called “Pay As You Will,” which means that it is by donation only. This admission model is the only one of its kind among children’s museums in the nation and has been recognized with a national award from the Association of Children’s Museum.
Expect to get hungry after stretching your muscles and your imagination in the playscapes. Café Play, located in the museum lobby, serves kid-friendly snacks and adult-friendly espresso from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Adults are even welcome to take their coffee into the museum. If you plan to pack a picnic, the museum welcomes families to enjoy their food from home in the café.
1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 - (253) 627-6031 - www.playtacoma.org