POINT DEFIANCE ZOO & AQUARIUM
5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 Directions
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is a 29-acre Zoo is large enough to offer an impressive array of animals yet small enough to let you get close to them. Their 700-acre Point Defiance Park with views of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound and with over 520 different animal species, a vintage carousel, and Zoolights, there's plenty to explore. You can get an individual Zoo membership at $90, and Combo membership at $160. Birthdays, company events, reunions, picnics, you can keep them all at the Zoo, with an aquarium, or forest backdrops and animals as the special visitors. An expert staff biologist can introduce your group to one of the Zoo's resident animals & describe how they survive in the wild. Infant (2 and under) can also get free admission. Free parking is available at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Summer Camp Programs, Scouts, School Learning, Field Trips, Exhibits, Kids' Zone, Eye-to-Eye Shark Dives, Private Events, Available animals: African emperor scorpion, Burrowing owl, Eastern box turtle, Coendou, Arctic Tundra, Rocky Shores, Red Wolf Woods, Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, Budgie Buddies, Pacific Seas Aquarium & Asian Forest Sanctuary
Price: Adults (ages 13 and above): $ 18
Youths (ages 3-12): $ 14
Infant (2 and under): Free
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MUSEUM OF GLASS
1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 Directions
Museum of Glass is a premier modern art museum committed to glass and glassmaking in the West Coast’s biggest and most active museum glass studio. In their 16th year, the museum has built a reputation for hosting impactful and engaging artist residencies, organizing nationally traveling exhibitions in their galleries, and creating unique programs for their visitors, all while making a growing permanent collection chronicling the development of modern/contemporary glass. Located on the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma, the museum gives multiple outdoor and indoor spaces, as well as private access to their galleries, creating an ideal environment for an unforgettable event. Each year over 100,000 visitants explore the museum, sampling all that they provide. Museum facilities include 11,000 sq.ft of exhibition space, a hot shop amphitheater, a theatre for video or performing arts, plus an education studio for creative development and interpretation. Get individual membership at $60 annually.
Free admission for Museum Members/Children (under 6), Annual and Private Events, Group Tours, Kids Design Glass, Groups and Tours, School Visit, Café, Community Programs, Displays and Installations, Travelling Exhibitions, Individuals and Families, Exhibition, Workshops, Studio Glass and Documents, Shop, Workshop, Museum Store & Collections
In 2017, USA Today listed Museum of Glass as a top ten tourist destination in Washington State.
Price: Adults: $17
Seniors (62+)/Students/Military (with ID): $14
Children (6-12): $5
AAA Members: $15
EBT Cardholders: $1/person; $2/family
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LEMAY AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM
2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 Directions
LeMay America's Car Museum collection consists of automotive artifacts and 250 vehicles crossing over 100 years of history, plus approximately 100 cars on exhibit loans from private collections. The stunning, four-level, 165,000 square feet Tacoma, Washington, facility features 12 rotating exhibits, 5 annual signature events, and an educational center that hosts students of all ages. ACM is designed to protect history and celebrate the world's automotive knowledge. The spacious facility houses up to 350 trucks, cars, and motorcycles from corporations, private owners, and the LeMay collection, which garnered a Guinness Book record of over 3,500 transports the mid-'90s. They offer free admission for Child (5 and under) & ACM members.
Educator Programs, Group Tour, Private Parties, Family Steam Days, Family Zone, Cafe, Exhibitions, Summer Camps, Stores, Collections: 1918 Liberty Cadillac 1257x, Powering the Future Learning Lab, Lucky's Garage, Rental Spaces, Adult Programs, Pinewood Derby Races, Special Events, Preschool, Late Night Programs & Scout
Price: Adults: $18:
Seniors (Age 65+): $16
Active Duty Military: $16
Young Adult (Ages 13-18): $14
Youth (Ages 6-12): $10