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Children's Museum of Tacoma

1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
+1 253-627-6031
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A Great Way to Spend an Afternoon

My kids (2 and 4) had a blast at this museum. Go and support this gem in the community. They work... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Tacoma Children's Museum

Delightful hands-on innovative play stations, including an extensive series of water tables. Very... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
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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."
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
+1 253-627-6031
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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!

Thank HomersWife
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!

Thank OmaMerle
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
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
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
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

Thank Vancouver_Roary
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I took my 4 year old grand daughter. She really enjoyed all the various activities. It wasn't crowded the weekday we visited which made it more enjoyable. Areas included log house, kitchens, upper level walkways to cross into tree houses, water works, arts and crafts...More

Thank Jodacious3
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect indoor fun for kids from about two to eight. Water play, art, climbing wall, fun learning areas, lots of climbing areas and areas to use there imagination. Highly recommend

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great resource for the area and community for families to utilize... The museum provide many craft projects for the kids to try; and , lots of interactive games and play structures to explore:) All kid interactive and full on Fun!!! Need a...More

Thank Troy L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Took our 8 year old for fun with learning, and we have come back several times a year every year for the past 4 years. There is something for every age, and it is gratifying to learn about our local area as well as the...More

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