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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fun and changes frequently enough

We have visited at least every other month for the last 2 years. My children are now 6, 4 and 1 and they all still find something novel and fun when we visit. I would love for it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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114 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have kids and have the chance then take them here. This place is too cool. It was way enjoyable for the kids and adults. There was so much to do and my grand kids came out exhausted. This is a place that they can play and learn.

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Thank roy1916
Elkton, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this museum, so much to do, and the staff was excellent! We visited three days - they had lots off information about what else was going on for Christmas time and we made lots of art as a family :)

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Thank Kim W
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Free and fun or kids who are about 6 and under. There are lots of different areas to go in so definitely worth a few hours of good fun.

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Thank Ollie L
Seattle
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My son adores this place, and I love being able to support a donation based organization. Make sure the little ones are wearing clothes you don't mind getting wet!

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Thank 425Meg206
long beach
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place was great and had huge windows in it along with loads of fun for the kiddos. Great for everyone due to "the pay if you can or as you will" policy. Any child can enter for free.

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Thank annies133
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107 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have visited at least every other month for the last 2 years. My children are now 6, 4 and 1 and they all still find something novel and fun when we visit. I would love for it to expand just a bit but their Play to Learn program is unbeatable.

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Thank sharding23
Albany, California
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great way to keep them happy for hours on a rainy day. When one of my grand-nephews was starting to talk, he would wave his arms and shout "Mine! Mine! Mine!" every time they drove past.

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Thank AnnieAgard
Puyallup, Washington
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank Renee E
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank lived_there2
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Uriah T

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