Need something free or affordable to do around the South Sound this weekend? Here’s a whole list of fun family activities, including lots of great deals!
For Seattle or Portland area fun you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals! She’s found some good ones this week!
Special Pi day event at the Pierce College planetarium. Variety of math and science presentations. Free shows are sold out, but you can get on the wait list at the event and try to get a spot.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores It’s personalized name plate making today. 2.00 per child/ sessions start on the half hour from 10AM-11:30 For ages 3 and up
Worth the Trip
The snow play area at Paradise at Mt.Rainier is open! Maybe? Call first-There has been so much snow that there have been frequent road closures. Check conditions before you go.
South King County
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 ****You can still look at the critters in the tanks, but you cannot touch them currently because of concerns over a disease that has been affecting the sea stars.
Greater Pierce County and Tacoma
Read With a Princess at Pierce County Library Branches join the Daffodil Princesses for a special story time. You’re welcome to take pictures. 11AM or 1PM depending on location-check the link for yours.
Free Click! Family movie at the Grand. It’s the Dark Crystal. Doors open at 9:30; show starts at 10.
Read With a Princess at the Puyallup Public Library Daffodil princesses read stories during a special Lego/story time session. You’re welcome to bring your camera for pictures. 11-11:45
Open House at Puyallup South Co-op Preschool 10AM-1PM Looking for a great preschool? Drop in and see the school, meet the teachers, and talk with other parents. Sponsor!
Go Green at the Zoo Watch animals at the Point Defiance Zoo enjoy special St.Patrick’s Day activities. Free with admission. The zoo gets spendy; SFM recommends investing in an annual pass unless you can take advantage of monthly free days for City of Tacoma residents.
Daffodil Princess Story Time at the Tacoma Library Join the princesses for a special story time. You’re welcome to take pictures. 11AM or 1PM depending on location. Click on the 15th in the calendar and then scroll to find your location. There are also some other story times today, and a session on backyard chicken raising at Fern Hill!
Family movie at the Tillicum Library 1PM new releases; call for title
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is on Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Children’s show at 2PM; all ages at 3:15 is Back to the Moon for Good
Pier Peer in Tacoma Nighttime chance to see sea creatures drawn to dock lights. For ages 8 and up; registration and fees required.
Daddy/Daughter Dance at the STAR Center in South Tacoma Last chance for a father/daughter ball in the area. It’s a Mad Hatter themed fete! Registration and fees required. 6-9PM 30.00/pair 10.00 each additional daughter
Craft at Michaels The Gig Harbor store does a craft for children every weekend.
Peninsula High School is organizing a St.Paddy’s Day Dash 5K run or 2K walk Day of registration but no goodie bag
Kitsap readers may also enjoy Macaroni Kid Kitsap
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Free and open to the public every weekend It’s one of their semi-regular tours of the wastewater treatment plant today. Participants must be 10 and up and wearing closed toe shoes. Slideshow followed by the tour at 1PM. There should be activities at the center for younger children.
Mini Maestros concert at UPS in Tacoma Special concert just for kids 3-8. Go early for the instrument petting zoo!
*This time of year many junior highs and high schools are also staging spring productions. These are typically less expensive than, “Real,” theater, and often just as great! Check your school district website to see if something family friendly is on tap at a school near you.
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