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Children's Museum of Tacoma

1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
+1 253-627-6031
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Perfect for younger children

I took my 4 year old grand daughter. She really enjoyed all the various activities. It wasn't... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Belfair, Washington
via mobile
Great play area

Perfect indoor fun for kids from about two to eight. Water play, art, climbing wall, fun learning... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Joyce R
Peninsula Papagayo
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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 good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
+1 253-627-6031
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Reviewed 6 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 11 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 30 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
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Tacoma's children's museum is a fun place for pre-school through lower grade kids. There are plenty of climbing and water play areas. The craft area, with five or six stations, was probably the best thing. There were a few things to play and try, as...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great place for kids to roam and explore. So many great rotating areas of play and exploration. Just need to walk around and follow your child to supervise their play. Great indoor play time to encourage their creativity and learning.

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit and we had our two granddaughters (both under 5). The museum is free but donations are accepted. It's a small facility without any onsite eating. We parked a few blocks away and used the Tacoma Link line which stops a...More

Thank GigSn3
Reviewed 7 February 2017

looking for a cheap/free place to take the kiddos when it's a little rainy outside? look no further! fun activities for kids under 10.

Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lots of stuff for the kiddies. Sadly, nothing for their older siblings. Been going there for years but with youngest grandson now 7, nothing there of interest anymore. They need to come up with a few 8-10 YO fun stuff.

Thank PNWTrav
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We spent several hours in this museum with a three-year-old who found so much to explore and play with. So many different areas, each well laid out. For example, the water area had several stations that allowed kids to splash, pour, and divert, protected by...More

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Do you have an indoor space for our field trip class to eat on Jan 19th. Do you know of anywhere else we could go if not?
30 December 2016|
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Response from Charlotte P | Reviewed this property |
They do have space for perhaps 15-20.