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Children's Museum of Tacoma

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Address: 1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
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+1 253-627-6031
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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First visit with grabdchildrrn

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 block away. The girls had a great time. It was crowded but keeping them entertained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Gavin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 provided rubber aprons. There were rope structures to climb on, slides, art supplies. Great.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I took my cousin's kid here and regretted it. The previous year I took him to the Hands On Children's Museum of Olympia, which cost about the same, had easily twice the activities, plus an outdoor area. And the activities in Olympia were more interesting. The kid got BORED at the Tacoma one after about an hour, and spent the... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went with my husband, adult son, and his 2 year old daughter. This place is just amazing. So many things to do even for little ones on a rainy day.

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Ocean View, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I attended a child's birthday party there; the party room was clean, well equipped and staffed. The truly amazing part of the day was the interactive play rooms. Water play, painting engineering and imagination reinforcement; kids just allowed to be kids in a welcoming and safe environment of exploration. It made me want to release my inner child.

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Lakewood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been taking our 6 year old Grand Daughters there several times when visiting from out of state. Always enjoyed them selves and did not want to leave. No entrance fee, donations only. Limited parking available.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is not a big facility, but seems to keep all of the children busy, all the time with few waiting or lines. Inexpensive membership and an enjoyable adventure for toddlers, tots and pre-schoolers.

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Lots of activities for toddlers and kids up to about 12 years old. The price is free and a donation is suggested. They have lockers available for use. Over the years I have been to the museum with 1 year olds to 4 year olds. It's equally fun for all. They have forts the little ones can crawl around in... More 

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