SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS

Craft Saturday – Rock On
Saturday, July 13, 12- 5 p.m.
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Drop in to the museum during the Old Town Blues On! event. This is a FREE admission all ages music festival in Old Town Park. During the festival, the museum’s porch will have supplies available for children and adults to create painted rocks. 

PBS Play Date: Daniel Tiger
Saturday, July 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Museum and KBTC staff provide hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon PBS Kids shows through art, science, invention, or craft.

Craft Saturday – Fish Painting
Saturday, August 10, 12- 4 p.m.
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Drop in to the museum to make a unique fish print to take home.

PBS Play Date: Wild Kratts
Saturday, August 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Museum and KBTC staff provide hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon PBS Kids shows through art, science, invention, or craft.

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.

Summer Storytime
Every Friday, 6/28 – 8/30, 11 a.m. - noon
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Free events with fun stories and crafts designed for children ages 3-9 and their families. 

Second Saturday Studio & Storytime
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!

FUTURE EVENTS

Pioneer Days Festival
Saturday, September 14, 12- 4 p.m.
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Don’t miss the annual Pioneer Days Festival in Old Town Park. Children and families are invited to enjoy a fun afternoon of hands-on pioneer activities with live music, interactive demonstrations, arts, crafts and games.

PBS Play Date: Peg+Cat
Saturday, September 21, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Museum and KBTC staff provide hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon PBS Kids shows through art, science, invention, or craft.

PBS Play Date: Curious George
Saturday, October 12, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Museum and KBTC staff provide hands-on opportunities for families to expand upon PBS Kids shows through art, science, invention, or craft.