Black Friday Drop-Off Event

Want to go shopping for Black Friday, but don’t know WHAT to do with the kids?  Drop them off at Pump it Up in Tacoma from 7:00am till 12pm.  For $15/Child, you can brave the black friday insanity, get the kids Christmas Gifts, all without them in tow.  For children ages 4-12.  The $15 includes: Crafts, Jump Time, Snacks, Games, and Tummy Rest time!!

Trust, Ive done Black Friday with two 3year olds in tow, not ideal.  Skip the headache, spend some of the money you are saving on all those killer deals and let your kids have fun!

Movies at Main Library – Mars Needs Moms

On November 5th, from 1-3pm, the Tacoma Main library is hosting a screening of Mars Needs Moms.  The movie is rated PG.  Ive watched the trailer and have talked to friends who’ve seen the movie and they thought it was very cute.  All about a boy who realizes how much he still needs his mom, after she is kidnapped by aliens.

I mean, who doesn’t like a good alien movie, right?  Doors open at 12:45 and is a great way to while away a potentially rainy day.  Stroll through the stacks of books after and take home some good reads for the next week.

Free Museums in Seattle

In Seattle on the 1st Thursday of the month from 5-8pm, November 3rd, you can visit these museums for FREE!

  • Burke Museum – 4500 15th Ave NE
  • Museum of Industry and History – 2700 24th Ave NE
  • Seattle Art Museum – 1300 First Ave
  • Wing Luke Pacific Asian Experience – 719 S King St.
  • Henry Art Gallery – 4100 15th Ave NE (UW)
  • NW African American Museum – 2300 S Massachusetts St.
  • Experience Music Project and Sci Fi Museum – 325 5th Ave N
  • Museum of Flight – 9404 E Marginal Way S
I have taken my kids to the Art Museum and they are not quite old enough to fully enjoy it yet.  So it was a short trip.  FREE makes it worth while.  And the EMP is amazing because of its hands on activities.  
And, if you plan right, you can take an Express Sound Transit bus from the Tacoma Dome station and you don’t have to pay for parking.  Each trip will cost approx. $3 see for details (586 will take you to UDistrict and 590’s will take you downtown)

Tacoma Resident FREE day at Point Defiance on SATURDAY

If you have a way to show you are a current City of Tacom resident, then you can get into the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium for FREE on November 5th. This is a really cool event and is a great way to experience all Tacoma has to offer, from stunning views of the Puget Sound to Polar Bears playing in a pool and other close encounters of the rare kind.

Show your ID with Tacoma address, or bring a piece of mail with ID. Come early, because it gets crowded fast! 

Jazz for Kids – Seattle

At 4:39 on October 29th in the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.  For $1, your kids can attend a jazz concert, see and participate in instrument demonstrations, play with an instrument during “petting zoo” time and ask questions of the artists.

Advanced tickets are recommended.  Click here for details and to order.