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Children's Museum of Tacoma

1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA



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Children's Museum of Tacoma: Summer Camp

Children, Education, Summer Camp

Summer camp at the Children's Museum of Tacoma honors and nurtures your child's curiosity, creativity, and imagination. Different themes throughout the summer appeal to a child’s individual interest, igniting their spark and building community. We design our camps as collaborative learning experiences for toddlers ages 2-3 years old, preschool learners ages 3-6 years old, and school age learners from 5-8 years old. Snack is provided daily. Camps offered from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. are geared for preschool and school age children who are ready for an engaging five-hour day. Children who attend the 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. camps must bring a sack lunch. With the exception of children ages 2 - 3 years old attending toddler camps, children are expected to be able to use the bathroom with no assistance from adult staff. Children’s Museum of Tacoma Campus: 1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 Hoyt Campus: 2708 N. Union Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 (Please note that TPS locations are closed on Fridays during the summer. ) Different themes throughout the summer are designed to appeal to a child’s individual interest, ignite their spark, and provide collaborative learning experiences We offer some camps from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and others from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The longer camps are geared for children who are ready for an engaging 5-hour day. Children who attend the 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. camps must bring a sack lunch. With the exception of toddler classes, (2-3 year olds) campers are expected to be able to use the bathroom with no assistance from adult staff. To receive your member discount: Please sign in at the top of the page under "Member Login". If you do not know your login information email or call 253.627.6031 ext. Camp 228. More information: Children of all abilities are encouraged to participate in our camps. In order to ensure a fun and safe experience for your child, please inform us if your child has any allergies and/or special needs. The Children’s Museum of Tacoma does not provide 1:1 supervision for participants needing assistance with personal care; however care providers* are welcome to attend camp at no extra charge. *Background Checks for Adults: If an adult caregiver's intention for staying is to help their child transition for a portion of the camp day, no background check is needed. If the adult caregiver's intention is to stay the whole week of camp to support their child (i.e. first drop-off experience, medical support, need for 1-on-1 support, etc.) they will need to complete a background check. The cost of background checks vary from $15-25 and parents will be asked to pay this fee.


• Wed 8/15/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Thu 8/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Fri 8/17/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Blue Star Museums

Community Event

The National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, collaborates with more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


• Mon 5/28/18 - Mon 9/3/18 at

PBS Play Date

Children, For the Family

The Children's Museum of Tacoma is proud to partner with KBTC for PBS Play Dates. Families will enjoy a hands-on opportunity to expand upon favorite PBS Kids shows like Daniel Tiger and Curious George, through art, science, invention, or craft. First watch a clip from the features show, then participate in activities that bring to life the ideas shared in the clip. Please note that this event DOES NOT include costume characters. This program is free with Pay As You Will admission. Space is limited so arrive early. Limit 25 children first come, first accommodated. *PBS Play Date programs are presented in partnership with KBTC and are funded by a Ready to Learn grant (PR/AWARD No. U295A100025, CFDA No. 84.295A) provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Programs in association with KBTC are FREE to all participants. The PBS KIDS logo is a registered mark of PBS and is used with permission.


• Sat 9/8/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Museum Fun Days: International Dot Day

Family/Child (Books)

A favorite children's book among our staff and beloved by children around the world, The Dot tells the story of Vashti, a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after her teacher challenges her to make her mark. Join us for International Dot Day, celebrated annually on September 15-ish, as we create collaborative dot inspired artwork, and read the story every hour, and possibly even wear dotted clothes.


• Mon 9/17/18 - Mon 9/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM