Qualifying children age 0-5 and their families are invited to enjoy music, dance, paintings, theater, history, art and more - for FREE

Culture Kids offers young children in Tacoma Head Start, ECEAP and other qualifying programs free arts and culture experience before their 5th birthday. For more details, flyer in English or Spanish. If a child in your care is enrolled in one of these programs, please ask your teacher for a pass.
Check out a list of special activities perfect for Culture Kids members.

Teachers & Homeschool Families: We've created some easy introductory lessons to help you introduce the Culture Kids program to your young students. Click here to access Culture Kids curriculum.
If you believe your students qualify for this program and you have not received any passes, please contact us.

come visit us!

We hope you’ll enjoy exploring arts and culture in our area! If you would like to provide feedback about your experience using the Culture Kids Pass, we would love to hear from
you. Please contact us.

Special Instructions
Use your Culture Kids passport to redeem tickets to select shows! Call the number below, then visit us in the lobby before the show to get your passport stamped.

For Tacoma Arts Live/Pantages Theater tickets (formerly Broadway Center for the Performing Arts), please call 253-591-5341 (tickets only available until 5 days prior to show day)

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

B – The Underwater Bubble Show
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

What Do You Do With An Idea?
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

For Symphony Tacoma Tickets:

Box Office Instructions
1. Call the Box Office at 253-591-5894
2. Let staff know you are using a Culture Kids pass.
3. Staff will help you choose the event, date and time that works best for your family.

Online Instructions
1. Go to:
2. Select the event you’d like to attend
3. Select “Buy Tickets”
4. Enter the promo code CULTUREKIDS
5. Select your seats using the Complimentary Price - limit four per person.
6. Sign into your existing account or create a new account if you haven’t purchased tickets online before.
7. Follow the prompts to redeem your ticket.


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Plan your visit

Culture Kids provides qualifying children
and their families free, year-round
admission at 10 of the area’s top cultural
facilities. Each of has created a short
story about what a visit might feel and look

Click on the place you plan to visit and learn how to get there, what to do when
you arrive, and what to expect:

Buffalo Soldiers Museum
Children's Museum of Tacoma
Foss Waterway Seaport
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Museum of Glass
Tacoma Arts Live (formerly Broadway Center
for the Performing Arts)

Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Historical Society
Symphony Tacoma
Washington State History Museum


HOW TO get there

Most of these places can be reached on
public transit. Pierce Transit has has a trip planner to help you access the location you plan to visit, you can download a map with routes, or you can click below on the location for information or the address directions.

Buffalo Soldiers Museum
1940 S Wilkeson St, Tacoma
(253) 272-4257

Children's Museum of Tacoma
1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma
(253) 627-6031

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street, Tacoma
(253) 272-2750

Job Carr Cabin Museum
2350 N 30th St, Tacoma
(253) 627-5405

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street Tacoma
(253) 284-4750

Tacoma Arts Live
901 Broadway, Tacoma
(253) 591-5890

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma
(253) 272-4258

Tacoma Historical Society
919 Pacific Ave, Tacoma
(253) 472-3738

Symphony Tacoma
Tickets: Tacoma Arts Live
901 Broadway, Tacoma
Performance: Schneebeck Hall,
University of Puget Sound
(box office opens one hour before performance)
1500 North Warner St, Tacoma
(253) 272-7264

Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma
(888) 238-4373