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Museums in the Tacoma & South Sound, WA. area

By Macaroni KID Tacoma & South Sound November 1, 2022

We are so fortunate to have so many awesome museums in Tacoma and the South Sound.  Some of them are 'pay as you can'- some are very low cost, some are FREE on certain days and certain hours (see calendar) and the rest cost up to $10 for admission for each person. 

AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

ACM spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. ACM is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture. The spacious facility houses up to 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection.

2702 East D Street Tacoma WA

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CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF TACOMA

At the Children's Museum of Tacoma, our mission is to honor children and champion play. Everything we do begins with our image of the child. We believe children are compassionate, capable, inquisitive, creative, valuable, contributing and dreamers. Our vision is to be a leader in our community in using play to learn, to grow, and to thrive.

1501 Pacific Avenue Tacoma WA 98402

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FORT NISQUALLY LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

Fort Nisqually is a living history museum where volunteers and staff, in period clothing, demonstrate the crafts of the 19th century and engage visitors in historic dialogue.

5400 N. Pearl St., #11 Tacoma WA

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JOB CARR MUSEUM

Job Carr - a founding father of Tacoma, WA - arrived in the region 150 years ago.

This replica Cabin Museum is a cherished community resource.

If you've never visited the Cabin, we invite you to "step inside and step back in time."

Tacoma WA

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MUSEUM OF GLASS

The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions.

1801 Dock Street Tacoma WA

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TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Mission: Connecting people through art. Tacoma Art Museum serves the diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists of the Northwest and the broader western region.

Vision: To be a national model for regional museums by creating a dynamic museum that engages, inspires, and builds community through art.

1701 Pacific Avenue Tacoma WA

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WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM

The Washington State Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership organization, open to any and all individuals, families, or firms. The Society is also recognized in statute (RCW 27.34) as a trustee agency of the state of Washington with enumerated powers.

1911 Pacific Avenue Tacoma WA

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Play tourist in your own town and visit one of our world-class museums for free this summer. The library has passes to the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and just added new passes to the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum and Lakewold Gardens. All passes circulate for 1 week and make the perfect family activity.

Check one out with your library card and get free admission for some (or all) of your party. Each pass has different stipulations. The passes are not reservable and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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