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Children's Museum of Tacoma

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Address: 1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3302
Phone Number: +1 253-627-6031
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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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Lots for the Littles to do!

This museum is aimed at elementary school kids and below. There was exploration of water, air, color, and light. There was climbing, dress up, and loads of imagination. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
theotherjamie
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Aurora, Colorado
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Oakland, California
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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Aurora, Colorado
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is aimed at elementary school kids and below. There was exploration of water, air, color, and light. There was climbing, dress up, and loads of imagination. The toddlers and crawling babies seemed to be finding things to safely touch and play and explore with. Great fun for all.

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Thank theotherjamie
Washington
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Gave a $40 donation at the door as I am keen to support Children's Museums but this turned out to be an indoor playground with the real focus on 7-8 year olds and below. The art and water feature is where my 10 and 12 year old spent most of there time, but a Museum it is not as there... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Went with a group of special-needs students. A variety of activities for all and the students really enjoyed themselves. They did not want to leave. Water, hands-on, climbing activities were just a few of the activities. There was a maze used with scarfs and used with air, where the students would watch the scarfs through the clear tubing and then... More 

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