A Selection of Tacoma’s Finest Museums for Kids

It’s no big deal that kids like museums. We’ve compiled a short list of the best Tacoma museums for kids.

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Do not miss Chihuly Bridge of Glass if you appreciate art and want to see Tacoma’s glass production tradition at its finest. The 500-foot-long pedestrian bridge connects the Museum of Glass to the Thea Foss Waterway. At dusk, the bridge’s three Chihuly glass pieces take on a mystical quality as they are bathed in golden light.

Childrens Museum Tacoma

Childrens Museum of Tacoma provides a stimulating setting for children and their adults to learn about the world in ways that go beyond what they encounter at home and in the classroom. The Museum’s “Pay As You Will” policy means that entrance is entirely voluntary. The Association of Children’s Museums has recognised this unique admission strategy by bestowing upon it their National Award for Excellence.

Washington State History Museum

Those interested in learning more about Washington’s past should definitely check out the Washington State History Museum Tacoma. Learn about the history of things like women’s suffrage, the First and Second World Wars, and even the enigmatic story of D.B. Cooper as you travel back in time at the museum.

Tacoma Dome

Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Tacoma Dome every year to enjoy the world-class entertainment it hosts. Just a ten-minute drive from Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront is the Tacoma Dome, widely regarded as the largest wooden dome construction in the world. The Tacoma Dome is one-of-a-kind because of its adaptable seating, which can accommodate 23,000 people for a wide variety of events.

The Museum of Flight

Explore Seattle from above in one of the city’s most breathtaking locations. The original Boeing Aircraft factory, flight simulators, and dozens of interactive exhibits and family activities are all located on this 15-acre complex, which is home to nearly 160 aircraft and spacecraft. You will see and hear about aircraft ranging from the oldest fighter plane in the world to the supersonic Concorde, the first full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, and the gorgeous Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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