Young children are inquisitive by nature, but they’ll never learn the consequences of their curiosity unless you answer their questions about why the house is overflowing with pudding. Today’s Groupon similarly educates budding adults: choose to pay $3 for one general admission (a $6 value) or $15 for a three-month membership (a $30 value) to the Children's Museum of Tacoma downtown.
The Children’s Museum of Tacoma offers an entertaining smorgasbord of interactive exhibits and educational events designed to nourish and develop youthful imaginations. New Digs helps little ones understand the basic stages that occur before food can be served to them with an urban garden complete with a produce stand and a delivery truck. In Becka’s Studio, larval Leonardos can hone their artistic skills with daily experiments in color, sculpture, painting, and collage. Blow, break, and boogie with bubbles during Bubble Time, or experience Soar into Story, featuring Caldecott Medal winner Gerald McDermott and his Native American stories of Raven and Coyote.
Although a general admission will keep young minds and their older guides entertained for an entire day, a three-month trial membership multiplies that day by 90 and adds multitudinous benefits, including unlimited admission, members-only play times, 10% off purchases at the museum gift shop, and more. Stimulate children both inner and outer with today’s Groupon to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma.
Membership starts on the day of purchase. New members only.
- This museum offers excellent on-hands experiences for children and their parents. Located in downtown Tacoma, it is easy to find and easy to get there whether you are driving, riding the bus, or taking a taxi. – linlee, Citysearch
- My kids are under 5yrs old and I thought the size and different activities were perfectly age appropriate. The market place and art center was a hit for my oldest (4yrs) and the Native American area kept my youngest (16 months) occupied. I appreciated the size, which is definately alot [sic] smaller than the Seattle or Olympia Childrens Museum, for the ease of keeping track of my little ones. – tmesiab, TripAdvisor
Children's Museum of Tacoma
The woods are full of hazards, from prickly bushes to wild animals. But all’s safe in the Woods at the Children's Museum of Tacoma, where a log pile leads to a play area where kids can build forts and send supplies to and fro with pulleys. The Woods is one of the museum’s five playscapes, which encourage children and their adult guardians to learn through self-directed play.
Youngsters can unleash their inner architects with blocks and tubes at the Invention station, and paint, clay, and other artistic tools at Becka’s Studio allow kids to tap into their creative sides. Aboard the Voyager, children can pretend to fly to the moon or parallel-park between two asteroids. Back on earth, the interactive Water playspace presents a world of tranquil waterfalls and streams.
Afterward, there’s more to explore through the museum’s programs. They range from summer camps to Play to Learn, where kids 6 and younger take part in group activities, sing-alongs, and group circle time.
936 Broadway Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402Get Directions