Things to do in TACOMA with kids

If your family LOVE adventure, the great outdoors, amazing food and family fun, then you might want to head to Tacoma! In the shadow of the impressive Mount Rainier, and right on the harbor, Tacoma is just waiting to be explored…by YOU!

There is history to enjoy at museums such as the Children's Museum of Tacoma, and Washington State History Museum where history can come to life!  

Animals are waiting at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium with fun hands-on activities, and active kids will be in their element at atttractions like the Deep Forest Challange as they ZOOM through nature!

See the city in a different light...or darkness...with fun tours like Ghost Tours, or perhaps you prefer to cool off at water parks like Wild Waves!

Did you know that Tacoma was famous for it's impressive glass blowing? Just think how else this amazing city can surprise you!

A beautiful city in the state of Washington, that is just waiting to give you an incredible time.

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  • Tacoma Ghost Tours

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    Tacoma

    Meet the other residents of Tacoma, Washington with these spooky ghost tours!

  • Childrens Museum of Tacoma

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    Tacoma

    Core early childhood experiences form the platform for play in the Museum’s five main areas: Woods, Water, Voyager, Invention, and Becka’s Studio. Covering between them physical, imaginative, ...

  • Washington State History Museum

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    (1 miles) Tacoma

    In The Washington State History Museum people of all ages can explore and be entertained from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits and theatrical storytelling. One ...

  • Chalet Bowl

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    (2 miles) Tacoma

    Family bowling fun in the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington State, with some of the newest bowling technology!

  • Sky City Cultural Center

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    (5 miles) Acoma

    Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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    (5 miles) Tacoma

    Spend the weekend at the Zoo enjoying free hands-on activities, games and crafts and visit with local environmentally-focused organizations.

  • Deep Forest Challenge

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    (5 miles) Tacoma

    The Super Kid version of ZOOM is sized for kids 5 and up. The more challenging Discovery Course is for ages 8 and up. It's not strictly kid stuff; adults will enjoy it, too!

  • Fort Nisqually

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    (5 miles) Tacoma

    Explore, discover and connect with history in Washington Territory during the fur trade era with skills demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids of all ages!

  • Wild Waves Theme Park

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    (6 miles) Federal Way

    Over 60 rides, slides and fun in Washington's only water park and theme park - 2 for the price of 1!

  • Tiffanys Skate Inn

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    (8 miles) Puyallup

    Clean, fun, family oriented facility for quad and inline skating. 180' x 90' maple floor.

  • Harbor History Museum

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    (9 miles) Gig Harbor

    14,500 square foot of exhibits where kids can learn all about the rich history of Gig Harbor in Washington State!

  • Super Jump Party Zone

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    (9 miles) Auburn

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 12 years with open play, fun bouncers and trampolines! Birthday parties are popular too

  • Jumpin Jack and Jill

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    (11 miles) Sumner

    Revolving variety of inflatable fun equipment from traditional bounce houses to slides, tunnels and obstacle courses, plus toddler area and small arcade.

  • Auburn Skate Connection

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    (11 miles) Auburn

    Welcomes quad and inline skaters for a variety of sessions on offer including specific family ones, Tots for under 8s and roller derbies.

  • Kent Valley Ice Skating and MIni Golf

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    (13 miles) Kent

    Family ice rink with public skating, figure skating, hockey plus stick and puck sessions. Also offers a petit 8 hole miniature golf course with water features.

  • Sykart Indoor Racing Center

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    (16 miles) Tukwila

    Future driving champions over 8 years will love this indoor go-kart racing center in Washington, with walk ins welcome, junior races and parties!

  • iFLY Seattle

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    (17 miles) Tukwila

    Experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Seattle. It is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience necessary and it is great fun for all ages, ...

  • Old McDebbie's Farm

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    (17 miles) Spanaway

    Forget Old McDonald...in Spanaway, it's Old McDebbie's Farm! Great animal fun for kids in Washington State

  • Nisqually National Wildlfie Refuge

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    (18 miles) Olympia

    The Visitor Center includes The Nature Shop, an information desk, a view of the freshwater marsh, and interpretive exhibits. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, but closed ...

  • Museum Of Flight

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    (20 miles) Seattle

    Experience flight as you never have before. Step into the Personal Courage Wing and experience stories of courage as told through a collection of 28 fighter aircraftin a setting that will simply ...

  • Sk8 Town

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    (20 miles) Port Orchard

    SK8TOWN, a brand new skating rink in South Kitsap, opened its doors on Sept. 28, with a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials and the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce. The facility has over ...

  • Seattle Chinese Garden

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    A cultural and natural experience as you explore this traditional Chinese garden in Seattle, with 5 acres of features.

  • Charlies Safari

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    (22 miles) Lacey

    It's a jungle IN there at this safari themed indoor play center in Washington. All day play awaits kids with each admission! Also birthday parties

  • Castle Ice

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    (22 miles) Renton

    Activities include public open skates, broomball, hockey, figure skating and learn to skate programs. Walkers skating aids available.

  • Bremerton Bug and Reptile Museum

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    (23 miles) Bremerton

    A FREE children's museum where you can experience cool LIVE bugs, explore bizarre bugs under the microscope and watch busy ants in their giant 8 foot long Ant Farm!

  • USS Turner Joy Museum Ship

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    (23 miles) Bremerton

    The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association. The museum ship and memorial honors not only ...

  • SportsCenter

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    (23 miles) Shelton

    SportsCenter of Connecticut is a unique family entertainment experience, featuring a weather-protected Golf Driving Range, 18-hole Hole Mini-Golf course, jungle-themed Lazer Tag arena, Fun Bowl ...

  • Bremerton Ice Arena

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    (24 miles) Bremerton

    Classic family friendly ice skating rink offering a variety of open and special sessions, classes and leagues.

  • Northwest African American Museum

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    (24 miles) Seattle

    Presents the stories, history and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Engaging exhibitions, hands-on projects, and docent led tours available.

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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    (24 miles) Eatonville

    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. The signature tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area offers the opportunity to spot different species of animals as they ...

  • Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

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    (25 miles) Seattle

    While we are most famous for our sideshow-like museum, we also offer a wide array of Northwest native art, imported arts and crafts from around the world, as well as Seattle and Washington state ...

  • Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village

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    (25 miles) Seattle

    A family-owned and locally-operated Seattle company, offering guests public and private cruises, Royal Argosy brunch, lunch and dinner cruises and the Tillicum Village Salmon Bake experience.

  • Priest Point Park

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    (25 miles) Olympia

    Priest Point Park has a deep and rich history. Missionaries of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate came to this area in 1848 to minister nearby Indian tribes. The site was claimed as St. Joseph's of New ...

  • Seattle Aquarium

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    (25 miles) Seattle

    - offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Seattle with kids

  • Seattle Art Museum

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    (25 miles) Seattle

    SAM is one museum with three sites: the Seattle Art Museum Downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront in Belltown.