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Children's Museum of Tacoma

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Address: 1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 253-627-6031
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Children of all ages will love the interactive activities and structured...
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."
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Free Fun(donations requested)

Parking on Sunday next door is $5 and very convenient. The play area is very fun for our 1.5 year old. Wish they had a bit smaller bibs as my little guy tripped on his and we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Puyallup, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I'm amazed at how many learning activities they pack into such a small area! I brought my nieces, ages 2 to 5 and they had a blast! We stayed for about 4 hours and they still didn't want to leave! They loved playing with the water exhibit and arts and crafts. There is only one door into the museum, but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Parking on Sunday next door is $5 and very convenient. The play area is very fun for our 1.5 year old. Wish they had a bit smaller bibs as my little guy tripped on his and we had a bit of fat lip. He loved the pillowed under sea area and it he loved the water tables. Plenty for our... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My son had a blast! There was plenty for him to do as well as me. Lots of space for him to run around and climb things, water, arts and crafts along with puzzles. Good place to go to challenge and entertain the family.

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Shanghai
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Small but friendly place for kids to place with a nice cafe and pay as you will entrance fee. Rainy days are full and a good place to take kids before nap time.

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University Place, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I took my young nieces and they loved the art studio on the top floor. I had a great time explaining the art to them and they enjoyed it. They ask about going back all the time.

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Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It is free but I usually donate about $10 for my son when we go. Parking can be difficult. I street park. If there is another area to park then I'm unaware but I think you might be able to park by the art museum. You do have to pay for that. It is probably tiny compared to the Olympia... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Although its designed for under 5, my 8 year old had no trouble spending 2.5 hours here. It's clean, modern, and a lot of thought and research has gone into creating spaces and sensory experiences that our children crave and need. Well done!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My daughters loved this place. Plenty of activities for them to run to, and attendants were very polite and helpful. We had a very pleasant experience here...and the fact that it is donation based allows access for all parents regardless of budget constraints. My daughters favorite activity was playing on the winged airship. All of the kids were working together... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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248 reviews 248 reviews
75 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Our grandson really enjoys visiting so we go there often. His favorite is the water park but the indoor slides and painting room are fun for him as well.

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Lacey, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a kid's (and parent's) dream come true. You can play all day--and not realize how much learning is taking place. We have visited the Olympia Children's Museum--which is bigger and better, but for the price-- FREE!---- you have to give Tacoma it's due! It is on a donation basis- so, if you only have a dollar--it's fine. We... More 

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