SPECIAL FALL EVENTS

Bat Storytime
Friday, October 26, 11am-12noon
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Do you know much about bats? These nocturnal creatures are the focus of our 10/25 storytime event with stories and activities designed for children ages 3+ and their families.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure
Saturday, October 26, 3 pm
Pantages Theater, Tacoma Arts Live

PBS Play Dates – Sesame Street
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Saturday, November 9, 10-11:30 am
Museum and KBTC staff provide hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon favorite PBS Kids shows through art, science, invention, or craft.

Craft Saturday – Weaving & Wool
Saturday, November 9, 1 -4 p.m.
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Learn all about the woven arts. See a spinning wheel in action. Learn how to weave with a loom.

Cook to Learn: All About Vegetables (recipes may contain dairy and gluten)
Saturday, November 16 10-11 am
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
In partnership with Project Child Success, the Children’s Museum is hosting Cook to Learn to increase math skills in the kitchen in a fun and playful way. children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will work together to prepare a food item with a focus on STEAM learning. We will uses shapes, numbers, size, measurement, and patterns as guiding principles to increase knowledge of child development.

Cook to Learn: All About Fruit
Saturday, November 23, 10-11 am
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
In partnership with Project Child Success, the Children’s Museum is hosting Cook to Learn to increase math skills in the kitchen in a fun and playful way. children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will work together to prepare a food item with a focus on STEAM learning. We will uses shapes, numbers, size, measurement, and patterns as guiding principles to increase knowledge of child development.

Gingerbread Storytime
Friday, December 6, 11am-12noon
Job Carr Cabin Museum
We're hosting a special pop-up storytime event on Friday, 12/6 at 11am. Stop by for gingerbread stories and activities designed for children ages 3+ and their families.

Santa Visits Old Town
Saturday, December 14, 10am-1pm
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Santa Visits Old Town is a FREE family-friendly event. Come community to celebrate the season at Tacoma's birthplace. The cozy cabin fireplace is the perfect setting for a keepsake Santa picture! Digital Santa photos provided by Lena Peterson of Salt and Ink Photo. Photos will be available for free download about one week after the event. Enjoy live musical performances by local holiday choirs. Create a seasonal take-home craft. Cookies and hot chocolate provided by Old Town businesses - while supplies last. Please bring non-perishable foods for Food Connection.

PBS Play Dates – Clifford
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Saturday, December 14, 10-11:30 am
Museum and KBTC staff provide hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon favorite PBS Kids shows through art, science, invention, or craft.

24th Annual Model Train Festival
Friday, December 20, 2019 – Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 10am-5pm (closed December 24 & 25)
Washington State History Museum
Bring your family, friends and the railroad enthusiasts in your life to see this showcase of the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest! Model train layouts take over the entire museum. You can drive a train simulator or play in the South Sound Activity Room with Lincoln Logs, Legos, and more!

Santa Visits the Model Train Festival
Saturday, December 21 - Monday, December 23, 11am-3pm
Washington State History Museum
Bring your family to visit with Santa at the Model Train Festival. Bring your phones and cameras to snap FREE photos with the jolly big man himself!

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Paint to Learn
First Thursday of every month, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tacoma Art Museum
Designed for families with children 2-6 years old, come Paint to Learn at TAM! Paint to Learn is an initiative to increase math readiness skills of young children. Children and caregivers paint canvases together with a focus on early math learning. The painting curriculum uses shapes, numbers, size, measurement, and patterns as guiding principles to increase knowledge of child development, while simultaneously helping young learners gain the skills needed to be Kindergarten-ready in math.

Studio and Story Time
Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Art Museum hosts a variety of fun experiences especially for children ages 2–8 and their families. Try out a new art style in TAM Studio with an activity led by teaching artists. Hear a story in the galleries and explore related works of art. It’s fun for the whole family!

Old School Tacoma: Hidden History Revealed
Wednesday-Saturday through February 2020, 11am-4pm
Tacoma Historical Society
Since its beginning in a one-room cabin in Old Town in 1869, the history of Tacoma’s schools has spanned 150 years. Come dig into the hidden history!

FUTURE EVENTS

PBS Play Dates – Molly of Denali
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10-11:30 am
Museum and KBTC staff provide hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon favorite PBS Kids shows through art, science, invention, or craft.

B – The Underwater Bubble Show
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Pantages Theater, Tacoma Arts Live

What Do You Do With An Idea?
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Pantages Theater, Tacoma Arts Live