Top 20 Washington State Trips

Tacoma Children's Museum

Tacoma Children's Museum has 5 cool playspaces for kids.

Tacoma Children's Museum is 40-minutes south of Seattle, and is free to visit. It has five fun playspaces to explore, perfect for kids up to age 8.

It's at 1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma (check hours, free admission).

 Set aside 2 to 3 hours to visit here.

5 best things to do at Tacoma Children's Museum

  1. Climb to the top of a fortress, hide in secret nooks, and run along a rope bridge, at the Woods Playscape.

  2. Float objects down a cascading waterfall in a series of troughs at the Water Playscape.

  3. Jump onboard a ship's deck and play dress-ups on the Voyager Boat Playscape.

  4. Paint some gorgeous creations from recycled materials at the Art Studio.

  5. Build with magnaforms and blocks, and shoot balls through air tubes in the Invention Area.

Other things to do in Tacoma

Take the kids to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, just a few miles from the Tacoma Children's Museum.  Point Defiance also has a playground and the lovely Owens Beach.  Enjoy a meal at trendy Point Ruston at Tacoma, with a splashpad and waterfront playground for kids.

Things to do with kids near Tacoma

Drive to Olympia to visit the excellent children's museum, science museum and a city wading stream just for kids!

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