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Tag: Children’s Museum of Tacoma


Grant Elementary kids make arty “fruit” for the new Tacoma Children’s Museum building, opening January 14

Tacoma’s new Children’s Museum building isn’t yet open, but some of the art for it was being made last week at Grant Elementary. Third-graders from the arts-based school are helping artist Kristin Tollefson create an iconic tree full of unusual sculpted “fruit” for the museum’s new 8,700 square foot space for when it opens to the public on January 15.

The “playful tree” installation makes use of the Pacific Avenue space’s large vertical support pillars, and will transform one of them into the trunk of a tree, with aluminum branches and sprouting “fantastic fruit,” made by the artist from

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Happy Birthday, Children’s Museum of Tacoma!

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is celebrating its 25th birthday this year with a party on the 25th of each month, especially this one. On Feb. 25 museum visitors get 25c admission, birthday-themed crafts and activities, edible treats, playdough cupcake decorating and face painting.

The celebrations continue on the 25th of March, April, May and June.

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday at 936 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-627-6031, www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org


MoG on President’s Day, plus check out museum passes at Pierce County libraries

For a while now the Tacoma City Library system has allowed card holders to check out free passes for Tacoma Art Museum. Now, the benefit is extending throughout Pierce County.

In a new program, Pierce County Library card holders may check out free passes to visit not only TAM but the Children’s Museum of Tacoma and the Washington State History Museum.

Now, without waiting for free third Thursdays (or, for the Children’s Museum, first Fridays) you can check out the art, artefacts, art-making studios and much more at these three locations.

Passes are available on a

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