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Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA

Phone:
1-(253)-272-3500

Website:
www.wshs.org/

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Featured Event

Toytopia

Children, Computers/Technology, Education, For the Family, Gaming, Living History

What was your favorite childhood toy? A jump rope, a board game, or Space Invaders? Or was it an Easy Bake Oven or a Slinky? Youíre sure to find your favorite toys in Toytopia, opening February 16 and running through June 10, 2018. This exhibition is huge, both in terms of layout and contents. The museumís expansive fifth floor galleries will become a magical land of big toys where you can play all day with the worldís largest Etch A Sketch, a life-size doll house, a human-scale Monopoly car, and much more.

Information:

• Sun 5/27/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 5/29/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 5/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 5/31/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 6/1/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 6/2/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 6/3/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 6/5/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 6/6/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 6/7/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 6/8/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 6/9/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 6/10/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

TeamChild 20th Anniversary Celebration

Benefit/Fundraiser

Come celebrate 20 years of TeamChild providing critical legal advocacy to youth in Pierce County.

Information:

• Thu 5/31/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

INTHE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Awards Ceremony

Art Show, Art Talk, Ceramics/Pottery, Design, Folk Art/Crafts, Gallery, Drawings/Works on Paper, History/Science, Installations, Jewelry/Gems, Mixed Media, Museum, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Prints, Sculpture, Textiles

Now in its 13th year, the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts exhibition has become a beloved tradition in the summer season at the Washington State History Museum. Join us in celebrating this yearís artists and award winners at this afternoon ceremony (arrive early to peruse the exhibition!).

Information:

• Sun 7/1/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Brain Boosting Summer Camps - Museum Mania - Go Behind the Scenes

Children, Community Event, Education, For the Family, Living History, Social Event, Summer Camp

Do you have kiddos who need enriching summer activities? Take a look at the History Museumís exciting week-long summer camps, scheduled during July. Avoid the summer brain-drain and have fun both inside and outside of the museum. There are just 30 spots in each camp, so donít wait to sign up. All the details are on the Historical Societyís website, including member discounts. Visit www.WashingtonHistory.org/summercamps to register.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 - Fri 7/13/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PlayDates: Toys from the WSHS Collection

Antiques, Children, Community Event, For the Family, Gaming, Living History

While the ways in which children play has changed over time, toys are and have always been an important part of the lives of Washingtonians. PlayDates celebrates some of the most popular toys in America through a look into the collections of the Washington State Historical Society. Decades of fun are represented through playsets, games, and things that "go." See toys in the context of turn-of-the-century decorative arts as you step Into a historic re-creation of a children's nursery, too. Bring your imagination and enjoy the show!

Information:

• Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 7/15/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brain Boosting Summer Camps - Washington Explorers

Summer Camp, Social Event, Children, Education, Community Event, Living History

Do you have kiddos who need enriching summer activities? Take a look at the History Museumís exciting week-long summer camps, scheduled during July. Avoid the summer brain-drain and have fun both inside and outside of the museum. There are just 30 spots in each camp, so donít wait to sign up. All the details are on the Historical Societyís website, including member discounts.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 - Fri 7/20/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brain Boosting Summer Camps - Washington's History Mysteries

Children, Community Event, Education, For the Family, Living History, Social Event, Summer Camp

Do you have kiddos who need enriching summer activities? Take a look at the History Museumís exciting week-long summer camps, scheduled during July. Avoid the summer brain-drain and have fun both inside and outside of the museum. There are just 30 spots in each camp, so donít wait to sign up. All the details are on the Historical Societyís website, including member discounts.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 - Fri 7/27/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM