The Children’s Museum – Tacoma

Yesterday we went to The Children’s Museum. We all had a really great time. The space is much bigger than the previous space and includes 5 playscapes. The toddler’s favorite was the water feature, the older boys (5yrs) had fun with the dragon boat. We spent about 3 hours at the museum and could have spent another 2 hours easily.

That said, here are a few warnings…
* If you have a runner, be prepared to sprint. There is only 1 door in and out, so parents leaving can inadvertently let your child out.
* This space like the previous one has minimal space to have a picnic lunch. It has a coffee shop, where members receive a discount, but seating is limited. Most parents I know bring a picnic lunch to this sort of thing; I know I did. So, it’s easier to hope the light rail to Freighthouse Square and grab a table in the food court.

That said, the play area is magnificent! The arts & crafts area is amazing and there is a ton of fun to be had. And, since they are in a donation model, you can pay as much as you want toward entrance. (Thank you Key Bank!)

My advice, park at Freighthouse Square, ride light rail (for free) to the convention center stop. Walk a block to the Children’s Museum. Makes the whole day an adventure, and possible on a small budget.



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