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Children's Museum of Tacoma

1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
+1 253-627-6031
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wish I had one of these when I was a kid.

Totally awesome. They have no admission fee, but you can always give (or charge) a donation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick S
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Laurel, Maryland
Great times for a group or single child

With several stations including a water area, woods area, 2 climbing structures, art room and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DEADHEAD78
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Children of all ages will love the interactive activities and structured play that make learning fun through such exhibits as "Under the Big Top: A Circus Adventure," "Grubby Gardeners" and the "Farmer's Market."
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“water play” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
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+1 253-627-6031
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"arts and crafts"
in 4 reviews
"water play"
in 3 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 3 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 4 reviews
"granddaughter loves"
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"fun learning"
in 2 reviews
"water exhibit"
in 2 reviews
"water works"
in 2 reviews
"water area"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"different areas"
in 2 reviews
"street parking"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 2 reviews
"donation"
in 17 reviews
"olympia"
in 4 reviews
"contraption"
in 2 reviews
"kiddos"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally awesome. They have no admission fee, but you can always give (or charge) a donation. Separate areas - for example, a workshop with real tools and fasteners, plenty of material to be creative with. A water area, when the kids can build dams. A...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With several stations including a water area, woods area, 2 climbing structures, art room and a workshop, this little museum packs a ton of fun into a relatively small space! They are donations only, so pay as you will. We liked to pay on the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We were visiting from out of town and the rain came down. With 5 children from 1-8, we 3 adults met at the Children's Museum. Parking was not good, and we had to walk 2 blocks in the rain. But the kids didn't care. The...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

A must see if you have young kids. Great for toddlers to school age. We took 10 years olds and they loved it but definitely targeting younger children. An interactive playroom to entertain and stimulate young minds. A great initiative that charges what parents can...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My kids (2 and 4) had a blast at this museum. Go and support this gem in the community. They work on a pay what you can system so no one gets denied. So many activities for the kids!

1  Thank HomersWife
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Delightful hands-on innovative play stations, including an extensive series of water tables. Very clever use of space, and wonderful ways to stimulate kids' imaginations. Our 2 year old granddaughter loves it!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This attraction entry is by donation and is a must see for locals and visitors with young children. They have several high-quality exhibits that touch on all senses and it is a great learning experience for children through play. I have taken my young granddaughter...More

Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Especially compared to their old digs. Admission is whatever you want to pay. There's an extensive water exhibit and a great flying boat. My favorite is the tube contraption where you send balls of fluff through various configurations. It's open concept and not really huge,...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

There's so much to do for kids up to age 9 they don't even realize they are learning how things work. This is a great way to burn up energy and play with other children.

Thank Mama B
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Took my kids here because we were staying in the hotel across the street. What I really like about this children's museum is that it is entry by donation, so it gives access to those who normally couldn't afford it. Despite it being donation only,...More

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rdselene
29 December 2016|
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Response from Charlotte P | Reviewed this property |
They do have space for perhaps 15-20.
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