The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels

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The Animation Academy explores the mesmerizing world of animation and storytelling, from traditional hand-drawn cels to exciting breakthroughs in stop-motion and CGI. Come create your own stop-motion animated short, learn about the art of storyboarding, go behind the scenes with artists and animators, and enjoy America’s largest 3D zoetrope! Each display and interactive activity features the participation of industry leaders. Explore voice acting, model building, color mixing, and set lighting; check out a real animation filming camera; create original artwork and your own animated movie and try the green screen photo booth! Plenty of lively photo ops too. You will leave with memories to last a lifetime!

  • Thursday, Oct. 6 - Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
  • Location: 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
  • Phone: (253) 272-3500
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $11-14; kids under 5 FREE
The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels
  • October 6, 2022 to January 13, 2023
  • Washington State History Museum
  • $11-14; kids under 5 FREE
  • Recurring daily