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Children's Museum of Tacoma

  • 1501 Pacific Avenue
  • Tacoma, WA 98402
  • (253) 627-6031
Meeting Facilities

Admission to the Children's Museum of Tacoma is by donation only. This model is called as Pay As You Will and was created to provide access to playful spaces and experiences for all families.  

We believe play is the elemental component of children's learning. 

Our museum engages young children and their adult caregivers in self-directed play through innovative design that celebrates imagination and encourages creativity.

The museum's playscapes and programs support children's growth through play by addressing age-appropriate development, especially in the areas of creativity, social and emotional skills, cognitive and critical thinking skills, gross and fine motor development, and early literacy learning.

Core early childhood experiences form the platform for play in the Museum's five main areas: Woods, Water, Voyager, Invention, and Becka's Studio.


Public Hours
Thursday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Low Sensory Hours
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Low Sensory Hours are reserved for families with sensory sensitivities. Ambient noise and light are turned down to provide an even more inviting place to explore, play, and learn. Weighted vests and noise cancelling headphones are available for families upon request. Low Sensory Hours are especially appropriate for children with autism and sensory processing disorder. Low Sensory Hours are open to all children experiencing special needs and their families.

Member-Only Hours
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 – 10 a.m.


  • DescriptionChildren's Museum does not have a banquet space, but we can accommodate 100 people seated, or up to 300 for receptions.
  • Internet Capable Yes
  • Wifi Capable Yes