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Children's Museum of Tacoma

1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-627-6031
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Ranked #21 of 37 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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Lacey, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Felt rushed like on a tight time schedule for the price paid for the use of the room - especially when general admission is by donation. They gave us an attendant, but it was more like a time keeper... always rushing along - kids enjoyed the museum and we will go back for that experience again... but will hold "party"... More

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Missoula, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited the Children's Museum, and had a great time playing g with my Granddaughter. We learned about many things and exploring all the different things. The cost of going in all donations. So it will fit in to any trip budget. A great place to go if it is a rainy day in town. One bonus is that it... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a small children's museum, but there are many fun things for the kids. My only complaint is, because it's so small, it can get really crazy with kids running around and crazy. It can be a little scary if you have a younger child. As a member, I would go on member only Mondays. Hardly anyone there.

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Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This place is great for kids 2 years old to about 8 years old. It's located downtown parking and there is paid street parking for up to 2 hours and there is also parking lot. The most popular is the water play area and it looks busy in this area.

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Tacoma, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

On my first trip to the Children's Museum I was pleasantly surprised. I have two granddaughters that I care for on Monday and Friday's. It's a bummer that the museum is not open on Monday's for walk ins. We had tons of fun with all the adventures, especially the water works! Lots of hands on activities. It gets very busy... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We took our twin five year old grandsons and their two year old brother here. This was their second trip there and they had a wonderful time. Plus for seniors ...plenty of places to sit and rest and just watch. Best of all was the room where they could put balls and scarves in suction tubes and watch the action.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I recently went with my grandchild. He was bored after less than an hour. It was very crowded for a week day. Parking in the Museum lot is NOT available during the week, all of the spots were marked reserved with signs that you WILL be towed if you park there without permission. (not exactly user friendly for parents with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were really impressed! We spend two hours there and it wasn't long enough. My eight and six year olds would have stayed all day. The space is split into numerous zones each of which is different and really capture kids imagination. We also visited the three museums nearby over two consecutive Saturdays and it was well worth the trip... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I loved this place! Kids can run around, dress up, build, color, make music, dance, and more! Great activities for kids under 12, and even pretty cool for the parents too. My favorite area was the music room and the coloring room.

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