Dia de los Muertos at Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum – Dia de los Muertos.

ImageThis is a great event where you can experience a different culture, or maybe celebrate your own. The celebration of Dia de los Muertos is a traditional celebration of the eternal cycle of life.

Today, the holiday combines centuries of indigenous practices with contemporary traditions and spiritual beliefs. Observed in Mexican and other Latin American communities on November 1 and 2 (All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day), Día de los Muertos is a powerful, symbolic celebration in honor of relatives and friends who have died. The festival is a joyous celebration that conveys the belief that death is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life.

This looks like so much fun and the activities are numerous!

Museum of Glass – Family Day

Glass museumThe Museum of Glass has a family day every month, the 2nd Saturday of the month.  The family day includes with the price of admission, supervised craft time and access to the hot shops and exhibits.  The last time we went my 5 year olds had a blast.  They could even be found sitting still while watching people in the hot shop work.  Something fascinating about glowing hot glass. Kids under age 12 can also enter to win the monthly Kids Design contest to have their designs made into glass.

Make this a super special event – Park at the Dome and ride the Link for FREE! And if you check out a Museum of Glass pass from your Tacoma Library  During the summer months, the museum will be open 10am-5pm unless it is 3rd Thursday Artwalk then they will stay open until 8pm.  Family time is between 1-4pm

June 9th – create a felt bookmark
July 14th
August 11th
September 8th

After School Art

You provide the inspiration, the Pierce County Library provides the materials Wednesday at 4pm in the Steilacoom Library.

March 7th
April 4th
May 2nd

2950 Steilacoom Blvd
Steilacoom WA 98388

Free Museums in Seattle

In Seattle on the 1st Thursday of the month from 5-8pm, you can visit these museums for FREE! ~image from Seattle-fun.com

  • 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.
  • 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, 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 http://www.soundtransit.org for details (586 will take you to UDistrict and 590’s will take you downtown)