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“What a waste of time!!!”

Children's Museum of Tacoma
Ranked #21 of 82 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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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."
Reviewed September 24, 2011

This can hardly be considered a museum. It's really more of a low budget preschool type setting. It was $18 for us to take my son in to color, read a couple of books, and play with foam blocks. The space is tiny and there wasn't anything in there that you wouldn't find in a typical home of a young child. I was very disappointed in the waste of time and won't be back.

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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

You should come visit us in our new location and let us know if we have improved. I think you will be surprised by how much we have changed.

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Reviewed September 11, 2011

My two kid were so board with in a hour they where ready to go home the only thing my kids really like was the balls

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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

You should come visit us in our new location and let us know if we have improved. I think you will be surprised by how much we have changed.

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Reviewed August 28, 2011

We go there only because we live in the area and my child likes to paint. Other than painting/arts area, not muich there. Has a small grocery store display that is good but nothing much else. Museum is really small, and can get crowded easily. They are opening a new one which will hopefully be better. They do have some good birthday options.

Thank tac0matraveler
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

You should come visit us in our new location and let us know if we have improved. I think you will be surprised by how much we have changed.

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Reviewed June 13, 2011

It resembles a mall day care center. Rooms with...toys. A couple of interactive rooms but nothing that would make it worthy of the title "museum". ) ;

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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

You should come visit us in our new location and let us know if we have improved. I think you will be surprised by how much we have changed.

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Reviewed February 4, 2011

Terrible misnomer, not a "MUSEUM" by ay strtech of the word. Six dollars for anyone who goes in to visit four rooms of toys and dress up scarves,aprons and hats - many that looked like they needed to be cleaned or discarded. Even my pre-schooler was bored and the teens -well you can imagine.

1  Thank Carol H
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