New Year’s Eve at the Children’s Museum

27 Dec

2912_513376418008_7974946_nJoin a New Years at Noon celebration with the little ones on December 31, from 10 am – 5 pm at the Children’s Museum in downtown Tacoma. At noon, there will be a children’s parade through the museum. Kids can stay busy all day long making noisemakers, “sparklers”, and sharing their favorite things of 2012 on a collaborative board. Open to the general public from 10 am – 5 pm with Pay As You Will admission. See the museum’s programs for 2013, below!

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Member Power Plays
Saturdays from 9 – 10 am

Every Saturday, kids can enjoy a facilitated play experience in one of the museum’s five playscapes. No preregistration required. This regular event is for members-only. Free.

January 5Scavenger Hunt on Voyager: Grab a scavenger hunt list and get set to take a closer look and find items near and on Voyager!
January 12Experiments with Ice in Water: We’ll push up our sleeves and don aprons for some chilly fun as we explore the properties of ice in Water’s still tank.
January 19Bubble Painting in Becka’s Studio: Using a straw, air power and some soapy paint, we’ll create fun, bubbly art prints.
January 26Journey Mapping on Voyager:  We’ll ponder where we’d like to travel on Voyager then create a map to get us there!

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Wee Ones Weekly
Fridays from 9:30 am – 11 am
January 11, 18, and 25
Drop in and enjoy thematic and musical programs perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. Program participation includes 30 minutes of exclusive play in the museum. No preregistration required. Cost: members free; $15 per family of 4, $5 for additional siblings.

Exceptional Families Parent Workshops
January 10 from 6 – 8 pm
Children’s Museum of Tacoma, together with the Exceptional Families Network’s support group, SPECIAL Families of Pierce County, will host a monthly evening program for families with children who have special needs.

For parents, the informational family nights will include: parent networking, coffee, and a featured speaker addressing topics related to special needs. Children will have a sensory-friendly and supported play experience in the museum galleries with trained volunteers and museum personnel.

Cost: By donation.
Registration: Advance registration through SPECIAL Families of Pierce County is required for admission of all children into the museum galleries on event nights. To register your child, please contact Dena Radcliffe from SPECIAL Families of Pierce County at If you wish to attend without your child, an RSVP is preferred but not required.

Parents’ Night Out
January 4 and 18 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Need a night out? Let us entertain your children in a safe and fun environment. While at the museum, children will eat dinner, play in the museum and have fun with our staff members…all while you relax and enjoy a night out. Cost: $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10% discount. Registration is required at http://www.playtacoma,org/programs. Register early, spots fill up quickly!

Sparks with KBTC
January 12 from 10 am – 11 am. 
Theme: Curious George. 

What sparks your imagination and creativity? Join us for hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon favorite public television programs like Sid the Science Kid or Curious George through art, science, invention, or craft. Watch the sparks fly as we dig into the day’s featured activities. Cost: Free.  Preregistration is required at

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