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. Located in downtown Tacoma's "museum row" the Museum sets itself apart from others in its field with innovative, sculpturally-based environments, brimming with invitations for engaged, self-directed discovery. Uniquely, the Museum offers a Pay as You Will model of admissions, eliminating all financial barriers to participation. Further expanding access, the Museum's free early learning outreach program, Play to Learn, is offered at 22 locations across Pierce County.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|80.87 Score


(3/4)|84.27 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(2/4)|78 Score



Headquarter Address

1501 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402